Viparita Karani offers a paradigm shift in how to approach the notion of "work," in both yoga and life. The benefits of Viparita Karani derive not just from inverting an action but also from inverting the whole notion of action. When you relax with your legs up the wall, you are practicing the polar opposite of activity, which is receptivity. There is no warm-up for this pose. You really can do it anywhere, anytime. But just because you get into the physical position .