How do inversions benefit us? All the evidence points to one principal; they upend one’s relationship to gravity. Gravity has a profound effect on the physiological processes of the human body. Gravity slowly but surely weighs us down and saps our strength. We stand, sit, or walk with head above the heart, legs and pelvis underneath. While we work on perfecting posture in our classes, the damage of this position wears on our body. Subcutaneous fat sags. Varicose veins and hemorrhoids erupt. Weary of incessantly pumping blood through its vast circulatory network, the heart can falter.
In class, we can upend our sense of balance (which ultimately is determined by the vestibular system of the inner ear and calibrated to minute fluid movements), by using asanas and out beautiful rope walls to halt gravity’s power and stop the ravages of that force for a little while at least.
When we turn ourselves upside-down (have your heart higher than your head), we work to eradicate back pain and eventually even train our bodies to breathe deeper and more efficiently. Remaining in an inverted posture for 3 to 5 minutes allows the blood to drain quickly to the heart, as well as promoting tissue fluids to flow more efficiently into the veins and lymph channels of the lower extremities and of the abdominal and pelvic organs.
(Adapted from Yoga Journal)
Our classes at The Yoga a Lounge offer inversions of varying difficulty, perfect for all students to gain the benefit of switching the flow of our bodies. Our custom built wall ropes takes inversions to the next level! Here, studio teachers will guide you through asanas that are extremely beneficial to your body detox with the added support of the ropes. Come and try a class! Your body will thank you.