Yesterday, whilst at a party one of my yoga students apologetically asked why we spend so much time inverting. I gave her a brief answer & thought I would let Senior Yoga Teacher Shayna Ogden take over. Why do inversions? What are the benefits of turning oneself upside down? Why would someone want to do that?
There are many benefits. When we correctly practise inversions, the blood flow to the chest and head region is increased. In Sirsasana (headstand), this increased blood
1. It will boost you immune system: The winter months can often bring an influx of colds and flus, so it’s extra important to have a healthy functioning immune system to fight off these viruses. Being less active in the winter months can also mean poorer lymphatic flow, which means less circulation of the body’s white blood cells. White blood cells are what help your body fight away infections and disease. Studies have shown that massage encourages the flow of your lymphatic