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Legs up the Wall: Amazing Benefits If You Put Your Legs on the Wall

Legs up the wall is a miraculous and easiest Yoga posture that may relieve many physical troubles like leg pain, back pain, poor digestion, and cure anxiety and many other issues as well.

You can perform it easily without any serious instructions and all you need a wall to perform this Yoga posture.

In the Sanskrit language, this yoga poses also known as Viparita Karani Asana which means you are reversing the natural actions to getting calmness and wellness on the physical and mental level. 

 The experts have a promising appearance regarding this Yoga posture and you would be also surprised after feeling the results.

Legs up the Wall Benefits

1. Reduces Anxiety and Stress:

This posture directly affects the nervous system and instantly calms you up. It slows down the mind fluctuations and calms down brain fog.

Adding deep breathing practice can double the results and you feel more concentrated and relaxed while the practice.

The daily practice can appear the wonderful results and people who are quite doing spiritual exercise can perform this posture for becoming calm and stress-free.     

2. Improves Digestion:

This Asana helps to regulate the blood circulation in the abdomen and decreases stomach compression.

Whenever your body is stressed or compressed it affects the digestive system and this yoga posture improves all the imbalanced actions.

It may increase the appetite you feel more relaxed and cure constipation, bloating, and acidity. 

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3. Maintain Blood Pressure:

Performing this posture can ease up the blood flow to your heart and generate the relaxation message without any maximum effort to your nervous system that is helpful for regulating the blood pressure level.  

4. Relieve Headaches and Migraines:

Chronic headaches and migraines are very critical and can’t be cured easily and millions of people are suffering from it.

Luckily, the inversion practice or leg up the wall can stimulate blood flow and relieve headache and regular practice can reduce migraines too.  

5. Boosts Fertility Process:

The posture is the best use of gravity to enhance the blood flow in the upper body parts. Viprita Karana Asana is a great way to get a healthy and strong reproductive system for both men and women.

The increased blood circulation to the pelvic area makes the system healthy and enhances the fertility process. It also removes urinary troubles.   

6. Menopause:

Women who are at their menopause must do this Yoga practice as it provides relief to the nervous system and calms up the body parts and remove many physical issues and helpful for the symptoms of menopause and the after-effects like weakness, fatigue, mental stress in women, etc.

ALSO READ: How to Stop Period Pain Immediately

7. Reduces Muscle Pain:

This posture is beneficial for those people who are suffering from joint pain or arthritis. If you also feel legs pain, back pain you must do this exercise regularly.

The slow blood flow can also affect legs and back and cause pain or cramps in the legs, ankles, or in the feet and varicose veins as well.  

8. Enhances Flexibility:

We all know the stretching is a good exercise for the strong muscles and body elasticity. The regular practice makes the whole body a fine stretch and makes it more flexible.  

It also relieves chronic neck pain and shoulder pain and you feel more relaxed and better after a few weeks.

9. Reduces Fatigue and Good for Overall Health:

As we said before that Viprita Karana yoga practice makes you calm and comfortable and a panacea for your nervous system.

In today’s hectic and depressing life you must do this for at least 5 to 10 minutes regularly to reduce fatigue and for overall physical health.  

How to do Legs up the Wall Yoga?

You can do yoga practice in two ways; one is with helping objects and the second is without it.

The Asana is as it sounds. Just simply lie down extending your both legs up to the wall and rest the sit-bones.

Close your bum to the wall and straight up the legs with the wall.

Relax don’t be bother and be in the situation for 5 to 10 minutes.

You can also use a rolled towel or a small cushion beneath your spine or shoulder area for more comfort.

Avoid using mobile or watching TV or anything else while doing this practice.

Add the deep breathing exercise. Just breathe slowly and deeply and watch your breath.

You can also add relaxation audio or slow music with this session.

Whenever you want to end up gently bend the knees and slowly come back. 


If you are facing any serious medical concern or any serious neck or back injury do not perform this exercise.

If you have any eye problems or glaucoma just avoid the practice.

During the menstrual circle, you must consult the expert before practicing this yoga.

If you feel any discomfort better to avoid it and take the expert advice.


Shift the body-weight on your buttocks while doing this posture and make yourself comfortable because without that you won’t be relaxed.

In the beginning, you can do this for 5 to 10 minutes and slowly increase the timing.

Do not drink or eat anything for 20 minutes after doing this exercise.

Choose a straight wall without any extra furnished or wooden work.     

You can pose up in the V shape like crossing your legs up the wall.

When’s the Best time to do Legs up the Wall?

The best time to perform this yoga posture in the morning and evening time.

Make sure you do not perform this just after the meal. 

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Viparita Karani Asana has a multitude of benefits to the overall physical, mental, and spiritual health.

You can make some adjustments to make yourself comfortable with this exercise. 

You may feel a little discomfort initially but as you will practice this exercise and get the results you will surely love it.

It is one of the easiest still effective yoga exercise and thousands of people are happy with the results.

We hope you will also add this to your routine and must share your experience with us. 

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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