INVERSION | is most generally categorized as any asana in which the head is below the heart.
When I travel, especially if I can't squeeze a full yoga practice or workout in, inversions are my daily MUST—along with body brushing. May it be a headstand on a towel in the bathroom before a shower or in my room, I never forget them. It helps everything get moving in my body—lymphatic, circulatory system—and gives me a whole new perspective on my circumstances while forcing me to be very present and in that moment.
Here are some inversion poses that range from gentle to advanced.
BENEFITS | reverse the blood flow in the body and improve circulation | provides the brain with more oxygen | increases mental function, concentration, memory and processing abilities | increases immunity | allows lymph to move more easily to pick up toxins and bacteria to be eliminated | energizing | invigorating | increases core strength | improves balance