written by Kerry Gustafson
We're working through a lot of details to open up the Prime Sports Institute this fall. Kerry and I have had to become extra proactive in our own self care routine.
Sleep is essential. Yet sometimes it's hard to tell your brain to turn off.
One thing we've been doing at night before we get in bed is to put our legs up the wall.
It's an actual restorative yoga pose called, Viparita Karani.
- 1Sit on the floor with one shoulder near the wall and your thighs parallel to the wall
- 2Roll onto your back and swing your legs up the wall
- 3Keep your legs straight and relaxed
- 4Support your head and neck with a towel or blanket keeping the back of your neck long
- 5Extend your arms out to the side with your hands in line with your shoulders
- 1Remove the support you've used during the pose - either the belt from around your thighs or the bolster underneath your hips.
- 2Let your legs slide down the wall
- 3Rest with the bottoms of your feet together with your knees wide or with your ankles crossed
- 4Roll to one side and rest for a few breaths
- 5Use the strength of your arms to come back to a seated position
* Resource: Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.