Yoga has physical and mental benefits, but many people believe that it is too difficult to learn and perform yoga positions. Start simple poses at first, and then gradually ease your way into the practice.
Viparita Karani is a great for beginning!
This one of the simplest positions you can perform known as the Inverted Lake Pose or Legs up the Wall pose. It has great benefits, like pain and tightness relief, reduced anxiety, and relaxation.
You can pick some of its variations, and by performing it regularly, you will work deeper into the poses and start performing even the most complicated ones, depending on your abilities.
Legs Straight up the Wall Version
Lie on the back, with the buttock against the wall, the legs extended straight up the wall, and hip distance apart. The soles must be faced upward, and the arms are folded across the chest.
Legs in a Wide “V” Version
Begin in the same position, but spread the legs into a wider V formation to stretch the groin area.
Soles Together Version
For intense groin stretch, you should turn the knees outward, out the soles of the feet together, and press the legs against the wall. You need to move slowly as this is an intense stretch.
This easy version of the first pose, so make sure you perform it when you are ready for it, and in case you feel any discomfort or pain, stop immediately.
Viparita Karani has benefits if practiced regularly, as follows:
Increased Blood Flow and Reduced Inflammation
It can boost the blood flow and circulation throughout the entire body, reducing the swelling in the legs and fighting inflammation. This pose is also highly helpful in the case of pregnancy.
Relaxation And Lowered stress
This pose relaxes the body, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system , boosts blood flow and relieves pain. It fights inflammation and treats chronic pain and tension and improves sleep.
Improved Hamstring Mobility and Relieved Lower Back Pain
The hamstrings, which cause lower back pain when shortened due to prolonged hours of sitting is stretched by this pose. It reduces the pressure on the lower back.
This pose can pose serious risks in the case of neck and back issues, so if you suffer from these problems, avoid the pose unless you perform it without the help you’re your physiotherapist or certified instructor.
It can lead to eye conditions like glaucoma. You should avoid it during menstruation as well.
This yoga pose is a simple way to boost blood flow, relieve pain, relax the body and mind, and lower stress, so in order to reap its benefits, start practicing it regularly.