With most of my yoga clients, we practice a pose towards the end of the practice called Viparita Karani, or more affectionately, Legs up the Wall. It looks exactly as it sounds; legs are extended straight up the wall with your butt up against the base of the wall, feet flexed, arms extended 6-8 inches from your sides, palms up. It’s delicious and luxurious and has two significant benefits; it brings blood back to the heart quickly and without any stress, and also changes the direction of energy in the body which aids and abets in destressing and changing perspective.

I practice this pose myself almost every single day and have been doing so for a very long time.  It is the quickest and most wonderful way toward relief and a changed perspective on almost any situation, circumstance, monster, I might encounter during my day! It is restorative, meditative and rejuvenating. I’m doing it right now and listening to this:

I’m feeling relaxed, restored and ready.

Give it a try. I totally recommend it.


About livebig365

Join me as I dive in to the deep end of the pool and challenge myself to live big and love big. What does that mean? In 2012 , I accepted the invitation to push myself beyond my comfort zone, at least once a day, and engaged and responded to my life, or a given situation in my life, in a way that would normally scare the hell out of me. Why did I do it it? Because it was time time to begin, and I was ready! Each day brought a new revelation, lesson, challenge, encounter, a teaching moment, that revealed to me that living big and loving big are uniquely interconnected. Welcome 2013, the year of lovebig 365. Each post was an expression of love experienced, witnessed, inspired, manifested. It didn't always make sense in the moment, and yet its sheer mystery hopefully evoked a beautiful affirmation of life and all of its shimmery brightness; broken up, lovely to behold, tender and full of purpose. 2014, jagged, bumpy, disjointed posts. 2015, silence, and plenty of growth within that silence. Manifesting 2016: The creation of a gathering place for gratitude. Join in the wavering, audacious, unequivocal fun. 2017: Reflection 2018: POWER, MAGIC, TRANSFORMATION
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