When you are planning your next restorative yoga sequence and you find yourself getting exhausted simply by the idea of getting together the appropriate props, doing a few simple wall poses might just do the trick.These poses are not only easy and fun to help you keep your motivation high, but they can also prove to be a decisive alternative approach, that could get your energy level in the skies again. To help you with your next yoga ritual, we put together a few wall poses, that can simply just do the trick after a long day, or when you wake up exhausted.
1. Viparita Karani
- The legs-up-the-wall pose is easy, and comes with a bunch of restorative energies.
- Sit next to the wall, while your hip touches it.
- While lying back put your legs up the wall and bring those hips against the floor.
- Keep your legs together and straighten them, while focusing on relaxing your feet.
- Bending your elbows to 90-degrees can help you get into the appropriate cactus pose.
- Hold the position with closed eyes for at least 1 minute.
2. Supta Baddha Konasana
- Rotate your legs externally while bending your knees.
- Drag your heels down the wall towards your hips, while the edges of your feet should touch and close together.
- Make sure that your posture is comfortable, as this position should get you relaxed and opened up.
- You can also slightly move your knees toward the wall but without any pressure.
- Hold this position for at least 1 minute.
3. Upavistha Konasana
- Form a V-shape with your legs, while keeping them straight.
- Allow them to open naturally and don’t force any extra stretching.
- Focus on your breathing.
- Hold this position for at least 1 minutes.
4. Forward Fold Against Wall
- Get into a forward fold position, while facing away from the wall.
- Let your butt touch the wall and press downwards through the edges of your feet.
- Straighten your legs, and try lifting your sitting bones higher up.
- Try to go deeper softly.
- Hold the position and focus on your breathing.
5. Deep thigh stretch
- Place a mat on the floor at the base of the wall.
- Come onto your hands and knees, while the soles of your feet are against the wall.
- Bring your right knee to the wall’s base and point up with your right foot and shin.
- While stepping out with your left foot, come into a Low Lunge.
- Your elbows should rest on your front knee, while you press your hips towards the wall.
- Gently work on your stretching by pulling your waist upwards and straightening your arms.