6. Viparita Karani (legs-up-the-wall pose)
• Sit sideways against a wall. Bring up one leg then the other as you come to your back with legs extended up the wall.
• Extend the arms along your sides, palms facing up.
• Close the eyes and breathe as you relax into the pose. If you like, place an eye pillow over the eyes to block light.
Make it easier: Bring the buttocks farther away from the wall to relieve tight hamstrings. Tie a belt around the lower legs to keep them together so you can relax further into the pose.