benefits of inversions.

Benefits of the group of commonly practiced inversions.

  1. Inverted asana reverse the action of gravity on the body; instead of everything being pulled towards the feet, the orientation shifts towards the head
  2. On the emotional and psychic levels, inverted asana change the normal patterns, throwing a new light on old patterns of behavior and being
  3. are refreshing
  4. revitalizing
  5. improve health,
  6. reduce anxiety
  7. reduce stress
  8. increase self-confidence.
  9. increase mental power
  10. increase concentration
  11. increase the capacity to sustain large mental workloads without strain
  12. encourage blood flow to the brain
  13. nourishing neurons in the brain
  14. flushing toxins out of the brain
  15. blood and lymph, accumulated in the lower limbs, pelvis and abdomen are drained back to the heart, circulated through the lungs, purified and re-circulated to all parts of the body.
  16. nourishes the cells of the whole organism
  17. it allows the pituitary gland to operate more efficient, tuning the entire endocrine system
  18. it has positive effect on the metabolic processes
  19. positive effect on ways of thinking (as the body is working more efficient)
  20. the breath becomes slow and deep
  21. exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen are maximized
  22. encourages correct respiration
  23. abdominal organs (liver, spleen, stomach, kidneys, pancreas), receive a powerfull massage, and stimilating them to perform more efficient
  24. sublimate and transform sexual energy into spiritual energy (balancing the reproductive systems)
  25. stimulating the chakra’s
  26. opening the sushumna
  27. raises kundalini
  28. improve quality of of meditation
  29. improve quality of concentration
  30. refining consciousness and enabling it to enter the unexplored levels of the mind
  31. balances nervous system
  32. strengthens the neck muscles
  33. helps in case of low blood pressure
  34. (shoulderstand, halasana) stimulates the thyroid gland
  35. (shoulderstand, halasana) influences the para-thyroid glands ensuring normal development and regeneration of the bones
  36. tranquillizes the mind
  37. relieves mental and emotional stress
  38. clears psychological disturbances
  39. boosting immune system
  40. induces abdominal breathing
  41. releases the normal gravitational pressure from anal muscles, relieving hemorrhoids (shoulderstand)
  42. tones the legs, abdomen and reproductive orangs
  43. increase flexibility neck (shoulderstand)
  44. toning the nerves passing through the neck (shoulderstand)
  45. revitalizing ears, eyes and tonsils
  46. treatment for piles or varicose veins
  47. strengthens and coordinates the leg muscles and improves sense of balance (padma sarvangasana, lotus shoulderstand or lotus headstand)
  48. stretches the pelvis (half halasana/plowpose)
  49. regulates the kidneys (half halasana/plowpose)
  50. activates the intestines (half halasana/plowpose)
  51. removes excessive weight (half halasana/plowpose)
  52. activates digestion (halasana/plowpose)
  53. relieving constipation (halasana/plowpose)
  54. relieving dyspepsia (halasana/plowpose)
  55. revitalizes spleen and the suprarenal glands (halasana/plowpose)
  56. promotes the production of insulin by the pancreas (halasana/plowpose)
  57. improves liver and kidney function (halasana/plowpose)
  58. strengthens the abdominal muscles (halasana/plowpose)
  59. relieves spasms in the back muscles (halasana/plowpose)
  60. tones the spinal nerves and increases blood circulation in the spine area (halasana/plowpose)
  61. relieves psychological disturbances which form the root cause of many disorders such as asthma, hay fever, diabets and menopause imbalance (headstand/sirsasana)
  62. rectifies many forms of nervous and glandular disorders, especially those related to the reproductive system (headstand/sirsasana)
  63. reverses the effect of gravity on the total body (headstand/sirsasana)
  64. releases strain on the back (headstand/sirsasana)
  65. reversed flow of blood in the legs and visceral regions aids tissue regeneration (headstand/sirsasana)
  66. the weight of the abdominal organs on the diaphragm encourages deep exhalation and larger amounts of carbon dioxide are removed from the lungs (headstand/sirsasana)
  67. aids in treatment of depression and other mental diseases (hanging inversion)
  68. lengthens and stretches the spine (hanging inversion)
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