December 15, 2009
I have had this wonderful contraption for years. There are times when it just sits against the wall and collects yoga blankets or dust and there are times when I use it everyday. I am back into it. It’s a wonderful way to save your neck and shoulders from strain and still receive the benefits of an inversion.
TotalHealthyYoga.blogspot.com has a great article on the benefits of inversions. Some benefits include: calming the mind, enhancing the endocrine system and increasing body awareness. I think it is also wonderful for our internal organs to go the other way for a bit- I am at the age when gravity may be starting to take a bit of a toll…
If you are a beginner and do not feel quite ready to do the upside down thing, a beginner pose is demonstrated through the yogajournal.com site.
This is a great video on how to safely do a headstand, from Gaiam. I also recommend the “Body Lift”. Gift yourself.