Monday gets a tough rap. Usually for a good reason, it's the end of the weekend and the start to, for many of us, an arduous week ahead.
After a long day of teaching and riding my bicycle around town this is the one pose that can bring me back to life. Viparita Karani "legs up the wall pose." A very fitting Monday practice me thinks.
(Sorry for the less than amazing picture... I'm working on it...)
If you have been in my classes you probably know by now that this is by far my favorite restorative pose because... it's just AWESOME! It provides all of the benefits of an inversion such as head stand or shoulder stand with much fewer risks. For the full info on this pose check out the Yoga Journal page.
This pose can also be done laying in front of your couch with your knees bent over the edge, talk about ease! For maximum stress relieving benefits, hold the pose for 3-5 minutes.
Or until your cat decides it's time for you to pay attention to them... (my cat, Apollo, kindly demos).
Yoga Teacher based in Boston, MA. Teacher of Yoga Teachers. Committed to teaching anatomical, alignment & action based yoga asana that is rooted in mindfulness, skillfulness, & specificity.