How to Do a Legs-Up-the Wall Pose For Beginners

How to Do a Legs-Up-the Wall Pose For Beginners

The legs-up-the-wall pose is one that I first learned (and really enjoyed) when I was in the 8th grade. This pose is performed by folding your knees, so you are like a bow and arrow (drawing your bow out is actually easier). From there, simply lean back as far as you can, leaning forward as far as you can, then straighten again. Repeat this poses dozens of times and you will feel the muscles get worked.

|How to Do a LegsUptheWall Pose

How to Do a Legs-Up-the Wall Pose For Beginners

The legs-up-the-wall pose is one that I first learned (and really enjoyed) when I was in the 8th grade. This pose is performed by folding your knees, so you are like a bow and arrow (drawing your bow out is actually easier). From there, simply lean back as far as you can, leaning forward as far as you can, then straighten again. Repeat this poses dozens of times and you will feel the muscles get worked.

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When doing the legs-up-the wall pose, if you are really comfortable with holding the pose, you can simply lean on a wall, rest your arm on the wall, cross your legs under your knees, then cross your arms again. If you are more flexible and strong though, you might want to try the “flying butt” pose. In this pose, you simply lean back against a wall, hold onto a counter or chair, and lean all the way back until you are almost straight. At that point, simply straighten again, bringing your butt towards the floor. It is not advisable for beginners to do this pose hundreds of times, as it is easy to overstretch and wind up with a pulled hamstrings.

 

If you would like to learn how to do a legs-up-the wall pose, regardless of whether it is for the purpose of learning new poses or simply for strengthening and toning your body, I highly recommend that you invest in a good yoga DVD. Yoga DVDs, especially those that are created and taught by someone who has both experience as an instructor and someone who have done the pose many times, make the poses easier to do. A good teacher will let you know what poses are right for you and let you know what equipment is necessary to make the poses easier. You will also be shown what foods and drinks you need to consume in order to have the most benefit from the pose. Once you have learned how to do a legs-up-the wall pose correctly, you will be able to use it repeatedly and effectively for many years to come!

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