This class allows you to discover how to approach inversions with ease, grace, and power with Oxygen. You will learn tricks for kicking up to the wall, balancing without the wall, opening your shoulders, boosting your confidence, and connecting to your playful spirit. This will help you to explore the science and psychology of inversions (from basic to medium level) so you can approach them with greater mindfulness and ease. Some of the benefits of this class are multiplied as the system carries the more fresh oxygen to the upper part of the body (e.g.- head, face, chest, arms etc.). Some of the yogic benefit of this class are
- Strength Inversions strengthen the arms, legs, back and core abdominal muscles.
- Circulation Going against gravity helps venous return (the de-oxygenated blood going through your veins back to the heart). Venous return relies on muscular movement and gravity to move the blood. Inversions (and aerobics) give it a helping hand, improving circulation. At the same time you are also helping the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, sensory organs and the face
- Lymph flow We can think of the lymphatic system as the sewage system of the body. Lymph picks up toxins, excess proteins and bacteria and carries them to the lymph nodes to be eliminated. Like with venous return our bodies rely on gravity and muscular action to move the lymph so inversions can help us to flush the system.
- Nervous system Inversions also have an effect on the nervous system. Headstand and Handstand are energizing: stimulating the nervous system and creating heat in the body.