30 Apr '17, 11am

A simple pose after running or an intense #workout can really help!

The best thing about this recovery move is its ease. All you have to do is find a wall, lie perpendicular with your butt up against said wall, extend your legs up, open your arms out to the side, and relax. No fancy equipment necessary. You don't even have to do it for long—15 minutes at most. Armed with some basic knowledge, I made it a point to do legs-up-a-wall after every run and workout for at least two weeks. Here’s what happened. 1. For something so simple, the benefits are enormous. The official name for legs-up-a-wall is viparita karani, which literally means “inverted in action” in Sanskrit. The pose helps reverse the typical actions that happen in our lower bodies as we sit and stand all day. And it's especially useful right after you move around for a workout’ According to LaLonde, it’s best to do this move as soon as you can after a workout (within 30 minutes)...

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