What are the benefits of putting your legs up against a wall?
This pose also:
- Alleviates tired legs.
- Calms your mind.
- Relieves leg and feet cramps.
- Helps with backaches.
- Softly opens the backs of your legs.
How long should you elevate your legs? Spend 20-30 minutes with your legs elevated, then take a break and elevate them again later in the day. Repeat throughout the day: How frequently you should elevate your legs depends on the person. Try out 2-3 times per day for 20-30 minutes, and if the swelling is still there, repeat a few more times.
Is it good to raise your feet above your head? How it Works. Elevating a limb, especially the legs, above the heart allows the blood to circulate back to the heart without fighting gravity. The heart still pumps blood to these extremities, but the stress on the heart is reduced. This helps to mitigate swelling and brings fresh and oxygenated blood to the limbs.
What happens if you elevate your legs for too long? Sitting for extended stretches causes blood and other fluid to pool in the legs instead of moving back up toward the heart. This may result in varicose veins, swollen ankles, discoloration of the skin, and even dangerous blood clots and skin ulceration.