The Legs up the wall pose is a super relaxing and restorative pose perfect for tired cycling legs. This pose really encourages the leg muscles to relax, draining excess fluid and lactic acid away from the muscles so you are good to ride another day!
It is also a wonderful all round pose to do after a stressful day as it tends to quieten down the nervous system and settles the mind.
How to do the Legs up the wall pose:
- Bring your hips sideways to a wall space trying to get as close in to the wall as possible
- Take the hands to the floor just behind you and from there turn the hips and legs towards the wall
- Straighten the legs up the wall as much as they will straighten – keeping the hips as close to the wall as you can
- This should be very comfortable. If not just adjust the hips further away from the wall until you find a comfortable spot
- Stay here for as long as possible either resting the hands by the hips, on your belly or stretch the arms along the floor above the head
- To come out bend the knees in towards the chest and roll onto your side, use the hands to press yourself back up to a sitting position.
Our instructor is Polly Clark; yoga teacher and founder of Mountain Yoga Breaks who offer weekends combining mountain biking and yoga in the beautiful Welsh countryside.