Do Less, Relax More: Waterfall Pose
There are so many benefits in your body when you do this pose.
This pose also gives blood circulation a gentle boost toward the upper body and head, which creates a pleasant rebalancing after you have been standing or sitting for a long time. If you are stressed, fatigued, or jet-lagged, this pose is especially refreshing. But its true greatness is that it teaches us experientially that positive results can come from doing less, not more. Many of us have been trained to believe we must work hard in order to reap the benefits of any particular effort, whether it is practicing yoga, being married, or running a business. And, of course, that is useful and appropriate advice at times. But this pose offers a paradigm shift in how to approach the notion of “work,” in both yoga and life. When you relax with your legs up the wall, you are practicing the polar opposite of activity, which is receptivity.
- Alleviates headaches
- Boosts energy
- Soothes menstrual cramps (listen to your body)
- Relieves lower-back pain
So if you need a break, from pain, or life, try the Waterfall Pose.