This is a powerfully restorative pose that will rejuvenate tired legs, relieve mild backache and calm an anxious mind.
Lie with your buttocks as close to the wall as possible and extend your legs up the wall. Position your palms to your abdomen or arms out to the side. Alternatively, arms overhead with elbows softly bent. Allow the shoulders to soften and relax into the floor. Keep the back of the neck long. Stay here for up to ten minutes, breathing deeply through the whole body. Alternatively, you can let the legs fall out to a wide “V” shape to stretch the inner thighs.
Another great use for your heavy text book is to place it on the top of your feet as it will help you feel more grounded.
Visit next week for another pose to help ease you through the exam season or join Teen Yoga every Tuesday at Life Balance Studio, Harington Road, Formby between 6pm and 7pm.