Emphasis: Legs-Up-The-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) is known to be one of the most restorative of yoga poses. It has many benefits including reducing swelling and discomfort in the feet and legs by improving the circulation of the blood, and also relaxing the nervous system. In this class you'll enjoy some quiet time using the wall to support you in this pose. You'll also use the wall to help you explore some other poses too, including Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana), Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana) and also, if your knees are happy for you to try it, a preparation for Half Lotus Pose (Ardha Padmasana). These poses are hip-openers and in the supine position you might find you can access a deeper stretch. This class is especially useful to do at the end of the day and/or if you are tired.
Props needed: A blanket, a block and a yoga belt.
Mat direction: Long edge of the mat facing the screen.