Yoga Pose: Viparita Karani (Legs Up the Wall)
Calm your body and restore your mind with Viparita Karani, often called “Legs-up-the-Wall” pose. This gentle inversion will lengthen the backs of the legs and neck, open the chest, relieve lower-back pain, re-oxygenate the blood, and calm the nervous system. Cautions: menstruation, pregnancy, glaucoma, and high blood pressure. Props (if available): bolster, blankets, eye pillow, and wall.
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AnaMargret Sanchez has studied extensively with Rod Stryker and is a certified Para Yoga teacher. She also has extensive yoga therapy training, has trained in India at the Viniyoga school founded by T.K.V. Desikachar, and is certified by Judith Lasater as an advanced restorative yoga trainer. In addition to group classes, she teaches workshops, leads retreats and coaches private students. Her classes are strong and fun, and create a compassionate space for students to shine in their own light.