Did you know that “any move that positions your heart higher than your head have been credited with banishing back pain and improving how well you breathe during a high intensity workout? Not to mention sculpting flatter abs!”
From inverted poses at a yoga class and handstands at CrossFit, “remaining inverted for 3 to 5 minutes can improve blood flow to the heart and relieve congestion in the lower extremities. Inversions help fluids flow more efficiently, promoting the healthy exchange of nutrients and flushing out waste.”
Chiropractors have been doing this for years with inversion tables to treat mild back pain, and gravity boots have been around since the 80’s. “Many studies have reported a link between the use of inversion tables and weight loss. One reason may be that while inverted our spine decompresses and reduces back pain. Because of the reduction of back pain, they are able to become more active and do things that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to do.”
Find a yoga class, join a CrossFit gym, or try some simple poses at home. The only way to tell if inversion therapy is truly right for you is to try it!
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