Easy Yoga Poses – Legs Up the Chair

Legs Up the Chair

Inversions • 5 to 10 minutes

PROPS Chair

Square eighth-fold blanket

PRECAUTIONS

  •  Inverting is contraindicated for pregnancy, hernia, severe acid reflux, brain injuries, glaucoma, and high blood pressure.

BENEFITS

  •  Supports your body in a gentle, simple inversion without irritating your hamstrings.
  •  Softens your hip flexor muscles.
  •  Can alleviate swollen feet and tired legs.

Easy Yoga Poses   Legs Up the Chair

INSTRUCTIONS

1 . Start in a sitting position with one hip close to the chair.

  1. . Using your hands for support, lean back and draw both calves up onto the chair seat, then ease yourself down onto your back.
  2. . Support your head with the blanket and release your arms by your sides.
  3. . Remain in Legs Up the Chair for 5 to 10 minutes. To exit, draw your knees in and roll to one side. Press yourself up to a sitting position.

TIP

This is another pose you can do anywhere there’s a chair. If you have a long layover, find an empty gate and use one of the seats to experience a little bliss on a stressful travel day.

 

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