The tight legs, swollen ankles, and stiff lower backs of desk-dwellers will find comfort in this simple but important posture:
- Sit sideways, and position yourself a few inches away from a wall. On your exhale, swing your hips 90 degrees to bring legs up the wall.
- Allow your shoulders and head to rest lightly on the floor, relax your arms at your sides, and close your eyes.
- Keep your legs firm against the wall, but don't force anything in this pose. If it feels uncomfortable or your lower back, then give yourself a few more inches away from the wall.