Viparita Karani

by Pallavi Bose
4 minutes read

Viparita Karani which is also known as the inverted pose is the reverse pose in Yoga. This is also known as Inverted lake pose or legs up the wall pose. The pose is known to be extremely significant because it has both health and skin care benefits. The pose has anti-aging benefits on the body.

Viparita Karani is extremely important because of boosting blood circulation in your body. The pose is known to treat and address your anti-aging concerns directly. This also relieves any kind of pain or discomfort in your body.

Viparita Karani

Before you do Viparita Karani 

There are some of the significant and important things which you must know before doing Viparita Karani. One of the most important points is that your belly should be empty and clean. Make sure that there is at least 4-6 hour gap between your meal and this exercise. This will give you enough time so that your food gets digested and you have enough energy left to do this exercise.

Additionally, this exercise should be the first thing to be done in the morning. You can do the same in the evening also but make sure that you are on an empty stomach.

How to do Viparita Karani 

Following are some of the easy peasy steps which will teach you how to do Viparita Karani –

  1. Look for an open space near the wall and sit next to it. Make sure that your feet are on the floor and they are spread out in a good manner. Your left side of the body should touch the wall.
  2. Begin exhaling while lying on your back making sure that your legs are pressed against the wall. The soles of your feet must face upward.
  3. Gently rest your buttocks a little away from the wall or press them against the wall. Your body must form an angle of 90 degrees and your back and head must rest on the floor.
  4. Lift your hips and place a soft pillow under it. Use your hands to support the hips so that a curve is formed in your lower body.
  5. Place your head and neck in a neutral position.
  6. Close your eyes and relax your mind and keep breathing meanwhile. Hold this position for a minimum of 5-10 minutes.
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