Viparita Karani – Legs up the wall pose

Inverted poses have great benefits to physical and mental health. Viparita Karani is one of the easiest asanas, regardless of musculoskeletal problems that trainees may suffer from. It is anti-aging asana, stimulates the skin, improves blood circulation, stabilizes digestion and reduces stress.

Inverted poses improves the venous return because of the inversion of gravity. Heart also rests since blood flows easily through it during inversion.

Set two pillows, the one under your lower back and the other under your neck in order to keep your spine straight.


Stay at this pose for at least 20 cycles of breaths, keeping your eyes and mouth closed. It is a great asana that helps us to relax after exercise or a stressful day at work.

Sofia Papageorga, Yoga &  Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, AthensTrainers® Associate