Training Tips Tuesday #23: Legs up the Wall Pose

One thing that I don’t as often as I should post-run is legs up the wall pose. It’s a very simple yoga pose that feels amazing. A couple of the benefits I’ve seen from it are:

  • Relaxation

  • Stretching lower back and hamstrings

  • Opens up upper body

Want to try it out for yourself? Here’s how easy is: all you have to do is lay down on the floor, shimmy your hips as close to the wall as possible and walk your feet up the wall until your are ina L-shaped position (depending on your flexibility).

Make any adjustments to make this more comfortable with pillows or how you position your arms. I also like to put on a podcast and focus on my breathing during this time. If you have any pets, they might be very interested when you do legs up the wall pose. Vinnie loves it because I’m in the perfect position for unlimited scratches!

Have you tried legs up the wall pose?