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I've got a secret. Legs up the wall isn't really my jam. I just never felt like I got anything out of it. That all changed after my ankle injury when I was brainstorming what kind of yoga posts I could come up with given that I could barely walk, never mind get into downward dog. As it turns out, legs up the wall is the bomb dot com when you've got an ankle injury - or if you're just needing to slow down.
It's not rocket science, clearly, but getting into it a specific way is pretty key to protect the low back. Start by sitting tall with your hip up against the wall. Then, bend that leg and begin to spin yourself toward the wall. When you come into it, you'll want your butt against the wall. If you're too far back, it might not feel that great for the knees as they could buckle, and it might cause your low back to lift, which we never want. Breathe here for 1 - 5 minutes and enjoy the relaxation.
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