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How To Invert

Inversion

The benefits of inversion to the muscular-skeletal and lymphatic drainage systems are well documented. Regular practice can improve postural alignment thus benefiting the spine and weight-bearing joints which are often compressed from the effects of daily activities and gravity.

The Swing provides a flexible and versatile means of support for the practitioner allowing for partial and full (180 degree) inversions.

For the majority of the time, the human body remains in an upright position whether it be standing, sitting or walking. We live in a 'forward folding' society hunched over desks and steering wheels with our backs taking a disproportionate amount of the weight of our bodies as opposed to the feet and lower limbs. This affects spinal alignment resulting in discomfort, poor posture and sometimes injury. In order to reverse the effect of a 'forward folding' society we need to get the spine moving. Inversions provide the body with a welcome break from gravity and the opportunity to realign the spine.

Inverting assists the system of the body to function more effectively. The Endocrine, Circulatory, Nervous and Lymphatic systems all benefit from inverting. The pituitary and thyroid glands are stimulated assisting brain function and the nervous system is massaged. When the body is inverted the Circulatory System and venous blood flow can take a rest. The increased oxygen rich blood flow to the face helps to slow down the ageing process as the skin cells are nourished. The organs receive a powerful massage aiding the body's digestive function; The parasympathetic nervous system is positively stimulated promoting a feeling of calm and deep well-being. This relaxed state generates muscle and fascia release, reducing pain and cultivating strength.

Inversion Safety

Through inversion, spinal decompression can be achieved by elongating the spine thus reducing the pressure to vertebral discs and spinal nerves. Inversion Therapy is particularly beneficial to those suffering from chronic back pain.

Precautions for inverting

  1. Detached Retina/Glaucoma
  2. Menstruation
  3. High Blood Pressure
  4. Low Blood Pressure
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Heart Problems
  7. Hernia
  8. If in doubt check with your Doctor for any Medical Conditions you are unsure of

For those new to inversion it is important to learn and practice gradually.

partial inversion

partial inversion

full inversion

Start with partial inversions low to the floor. Time in inversions should be short i.e. 20-30 seconds and gradually increased over time. In all instances, both for beginners and experienced practitioners, inversion must be ceased in the event of feeling dizzy, nauseous or faint. These symptoms more commonly occur in beginners and with practice will normally pass.

To invert safely and securely so as not to 'slip' out of the swing, placement of the swing's fabric in relation to the back and legs is of vital importance.