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Yoga Pose of the Month: Legs Up on a Wall 

click to enlarge Legs up the wall
  • Legs up the wall

Benefits:

  • Relaxation: settles the nervous system
  • Relieves low back tension
  • Stretches the hamstrings and lower back muscles

Steps:

  1. Bring your mat to the wall or simply sit next to the wall.
  2. Sit with one hip toward the wall, with knees bent.
  3. Roll down onto your back and lift your legs up to lean them against the wall
  4. Shimmy your hips as close to the wall as feels comfortable.
  5. Place your hands by your sides or on your belly.
  6. Breathe and relax.

Have Fun!

click to enlarge Legs up the wall
  • Legs up the wall
  • Put your legs up a tree and watch the leaves move in the wind.
  • Put your legs up a fence or wall outside and watch the clouds.
  • Balance a stuffed animal on your feet!
  • Take your stuffed animal on a ride on your belly, watching it go up and down as you take deep breaths.
Pose description courtesy of Susan Cline Lucey, owner of Evolution Prenatal + Family Yoga Center in Burlington and Essex Junction.

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