Legs up on the Watt

Legs up on the wall, which is a variation of urdhva prasarita padasana, improves circulation to the legs, hips, and lower back and has a calming effect on the nervous system. It also helps alleviate symptoms of PMS in women and prostatitis in men.

Try it for yourself by following these steps:

1. Sit sideways with your right side as close to the wall as possible, with both legs extended forward as Figure 10-2a illustrates.

2. As you exhale, swing both legs up on the wall and lie flat on your back.

Extend your legs up as far as possible. Extend your arms out comfortably at your sides, palms down, and relax (see Figure 10-2b).

3. Stay in Step 2 for 2 to 10 minutes.

Figure 10-2:

The legs up on the wall posture.

Figure 10-2:

The legs up on the wall posture.

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