Viparita Karani:

About Legs Up The Wall Pose

Viparita Karani (vip-par-ee-tah car-AHN-ee), also known as the Legs Up The Wall Pose, is a mild, restorative pose that relieves painful symptoms like tension and cramps.

leg up the wall pose


Viparita: reversed
Karani: action
Asana: pose


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physical benefits

  • Offers relief from symptoms of arthritis, headaches, high/low blood pressure, and insomnia
  • Eases symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and menopause
  • Relieves tired, cramped feet and legs
  • Gently stretches the hamstrings, legs, and lower back
  • Relieves lower back pain

energetic benefits

  • Calms the mind
  • Eases anxiety and stress

mantra: “ra ma da sa sa say so hung”

Recite this mantra to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself and strengthen the immune system.

prepatory poses

  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
  • Supta Baddha Konasana
  • Uttanasana
  • Virasana

contraindications & cautions

Modify or check with a doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Glaucoma
  • High blood pressure

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