Whatever your profession, working day in and day out takes a toll on the body. Your legs have the job of carrying you from place to place, without a break. As a result, they get overworked quickly.
If you have tired leg issues, then yoga might be something to look into. If doing yoga sounds like more work than relief for your legs, don't worry. The poses in this list won't make you break a sweat.
If you're tired of your tired leg issues, read on to see how a little stretching can help solve them.
Yoga for Tired Leg Problems
Yoga has been practised for over 5000 years -- and with good reason. It's great for building muscle strength and balance, while also releasing tension. Specific yoga poses bring blood and attention into areas of the body that get ignored or overworked.
These poses made our top five list for legs that need a break.
1. Happy Baby
This pose is as fun to do as the visual the name provides. It stretches out your legs, hip flexors, and inverts your body to switch up blood flow.
To do the happy baby pose, start on your mat lying on your back. Then, bring your knees to the outside of each of your hips as if you were squatting on the ceiling. Once your legs are in place, reach your arms up and grab the inside arches of your feet.
2. Viparita Karani
To do this easy pose for tired leg issues, find a wall that is free from decorations. Put your yoga mat up to the base of the wall. Lay on your back and rock yourself up to the wall until your butt is as close to it as possible.
Then simply extend your legs straight up and rest them on the wall. If it's uncomfortable for your back. fold up a towel and place it between your lower back and upper glutes.
3. Downward Dog
To do downward dog, stand in the middle of the mat and put your hands down. Walk your legs back and lift your hips up. If the floor was the bottom edge, you would be a triangle.
Lift your hips up while pushing your heels down, you'll feel it working!
4. Knees to Chest
While laying on your back, extend your legs out as far as you can on the mat. Then slowly bring one knee in as close to your chest as is comfortable. This can be done with one leg at a time or both.
Hold the legs to your chest with your arms. Some people like to rock back and forth to massage the spine.
5. Forward Bend
This pose is not recommended to those who are prone to falling!
For those who are not, start by standing straight on your mat. Slowly begin to bend at the waist and let your arms hang down.
Eventually, the goal is to let your face touch your knees but fold as far as your body will let you at this time.
If you have chronic issues with tired leg, try these stretches. If they aren't enough, you may want to consider a massage chair for a deeper release. Which of these poses sounds right for you?