5 + Reasons To Get Upside Down
We're talking about Yoga Inversions!
Here are five health benefits of going upside down that have nothing to do with social media.
1. Inversions work your body in unique ways. You'll feel your balance improve and an increase of your core strength.
Not only do inversions strengthen your upper body and core, but they give those beautiful feet a break from working so hard. When you get upside down, the direction of the blood flow in your feet changes, which is extremely restorative for them.
2. Inversions challenge you to keep your cool, forcing you to focus.
You know those moments at work when you feel like your head's about to pop off because you're so stressed out? Or that angry feeling you get when someone cuts in front of you in line? Yeah, there's no room for that in inversions. Once you learn to stay calm, cool, and collected while hanging upside down, that's bound to translate to the rest of your life.
3. Inversions keep your body guessing, releasing your ego and helping you practice non-attachment.
Your body is used to walking. It might even be used to running. But it's not used to defying gravity and getting upside down. Teaching your body new things is always a good idea.
4. Inversions help your lymphatic system.
Your lymphatic system is a key part of your immune system. It’s like a big drainage system in your body, collecting extra lymph from body tissues and helping to fight infection. However, the lymph system relies on movement and pressure to move the lymph fluid. Inversions help encourage the flow of lymph back to the heart.
5. Inversions energize you and builds confidence.
Feeling low on energy? Just flip upside down for a bit and watch the magic unfold. If you ask me, there's no better way to beat the 4 p.m. slump.
There are so many different kind of inversions, some of which you were able to see pictured above. Try a Yoga session with one of our trainers on Handstand to learn more and to see what you can do.