“What is your take on Legs Up the Wall Pose? Articles and teachers say that it reverses the blood flow and makes your heart have to work a bit harder because it is pushing blood up your legs instead of down. It is supposed to be the MOST restorative yoga pose. Doing it will stop you from aging, remove wrinkles from your face, make you immune to disease and you will NEVER die. Thoughts?”
So again, all of these factors lead back to how Viparita Karani (Legs-up-the-wall pose) becomes restorative. The muscles don’t work as hard. The heart doesn’t work as heart. As a result, the mind is less stressed, so everything gets to relax. As for being the most restorative pose, I’m not sure how you would measure that, but with the above facts, it’s probably in the running. For everything else (wrinkles, immunity, immortality), better blood flow can likely provide benefits for all of that, but there would be many other factors involved. I hope that’s helpful. Thanks for the question!