5 Benefits of Inversions

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Change your perspective, literally. Inversions are a great way to shake things up, push yourself outside your comfort zone and reap a range of health benefits. Common inversion poses are handstands, headstands, plow pose and legs up the wall.

Here’s 5 reasons why you should incorporate inversions into your daily routine:

1. Brain power 

Banish the brain fog. Inversions reverse your blood flow. This sends more oxygen and blood to your brain, nourishing your brain cells and can help increase mental function, concentration, memory and processing abilities.

2. Immunity boost 

Looking to detox? Get upside down. The lymphatic system is responsible for cleansing and draining the toxins from your tissues.  Inversions can help lymphs move throughout the body more efficiently, improving the immune system.

3. Mellow out

Heating inversions (handstand & headstand) increase blood flow to the brain, energizing and invigorating the body, but cooling inversions (shoulder stand & legs up the wall) have the reverse effect. These types of inversions activate the parasympathetic nervous system, helping to produce a calming effect on the brain.

4. Glowing skin

Invert your way to radiant skin. Inversions flood your face with nutrients, oxygens and stimulate your facial capillaries. Give yourself a natural face lift.

5. Mood enhancer 

Turn your frown upside down. Inversions flush your adrenal glands, stimulating the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins. This can instantly make you feel uplifted and even combat depression and mood swings.