Legs Up the Wall

  • DO NOT STRAIN, BREATHE, LENGTHEN, RELAX.

  • Be sure to be a comfortable distance from the wall.

  • Knees are not bent in straight leg positions.

  • Never cause pain; only a deeper stretch.

Knees are straight with gentle stretch, no trembling. Adjust distance between you and the wall as needed.

Drop straight legs apart to feel a gentle inner thigh stretch. No bend in knees.

Place bottoms of feet together with knees apart. May place hands on inner side of thigh/knee to feel deeper stretch across pelvis.

Place bottoms of feet on the wall, wide apart, knees bent about 90 degrees. Spread knees apart, may place hands on inner side of thigh/knee to feel deeper stretch across pelvis.

  • With both legs starting up the wall, drop left ankle to right thigh.
  • Right knee may bend for a deeper stretch.
  • You may pull knee toward you or press it toward the wall for a different stretch.
  • With both legs starting up the wall, drop right ankle to left thigh.
  • Left knee may bend for a deeper stretch.
  • You may pull knee toward you or press it toward the wall for a different stretch.

Add a strap for more intensity.

For deeper stretch, keep the strap on the ball of the foot.