I was asked a little while ago as to how to do legs up the wall pose. It's a super simple, grounding and calming pose that everyone can do - all you need is wall space! It's one of my very favourite poses and one which I try to do every single day, it's a great way to spend your savasana.
How to do Legs up the Wall
- Begin seated by the wall with your feet on the ground, one side of your body flush to the wall space. Gently lie down on your back and pivot your legs around so that they go up the wall. You might need to wiggle around a bit until you find a comfortable position. You can always use a rolled up blanket if you need a little more height under the hips.
- Press your sit bones towards the wall and allow the arms to relax. You can cactus them out, have the hands resting on your belly or any other way you like - the choice is up to you.
- Let the back of your head be heavy and keep your head in a neutral position with the back of the neck long. Allow your whole body to feel heavy into the mat below you. Stay here for 5-15 minutes.
- When you are ready to come out of the pose, bend your knees and bring your knees to your chest. Roll over gently to one side, pause here for a few breathes before returning to an easy seat.
I take you through legs up the wall pose in the video below along with a sequence to calm the mind and restore the body. I hope you enjoy and please SHARE the video if you liked it!