One of my favourite postures in yoga
As you can see practicing this posture has many health benefits and is especially good for improving blood flow to the uterus thus it is an important position used in YOGA FOR FERTILITY.
Sciatic Nerve: The support the wall gives to the legs in this pose relaxes the legs completely. Hence Viparita Karani pose is good for tired leg muscles and works on removing any strain due to sciatica.
Soothes Nervous System: As Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall Pose) is an inversion pose, it brings a soothing effect on the entire nervous system. It further calms the mind if the focus is towards breathing deep while in this pose.
Relaxes Lower Back: As wall is a great support for the legs, there is no pressure at the abdomen or the lower back to maintain this pose. As a result, the lower back gets its maximum support in Viparita Karani. This further reduces the stiffness around the muscles near the sacrum.
Relaxes Neck and Shoulders: There is no pressure on the shoulders or the neck here, unlike in Sarvangasana. Viparita Karani relaxes the shoulders and the neck with the right focus on breathing while in this pose.
Relaxing Pose for Runners: This pose acts as relaxing pose for runners. Practicing this pose will bring in healthy supply of blood to the legs and the hips soon after running.
Relieves Menstrual Cramps: Helpful for women during menstrual cycle or premenstrual symptoms to relieve cramps, relax the abdomen, and give comfort to the lower back.
Improves Digestion: The fresh blood to the abdomen works to improve digestion and helps in the toning of the abdominal area. Prevent Varicose Veins: The reverse flow of blood helps prevent varicose veins in the legs due to extended sitting.