Yoga in a GIF-y: Viparita Karani Variation

September 3, 2017

It's summer and you're probably hot, sweaty and puffed up as a result.


The legs and feet can get especially uncomfortable in the heat - swollen toes and bloated feet are the biggest offenders, especially after long drives or flights. 


This version of Viparita Karani, legs up the wall pose, looks like the legs are swimming in the air and stimulates the legs to drain any excess fluids while combatting fatigue in the body. 


Try this on the floor against a wall or on your sofa if it's seat is deep enough to fit the length of your torso, neck and head. 


Here's step by step guide:

  1. Start in a simple Viparita Karani.

  2. On an inhale, spread the legs out wide. 

  3. As you exhale, bring the soles of the feet together and take the knees apart. 

  4. Inhale and straighten the legs back up to step 1. 

  5. Stay here for the exhale.

  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 again for 10 cycles. 

  7. If one particular version of the pose feels welcome, feel free to stay in it for 2-5 minutes. 


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