GET UPSIDE DOWN: 6 BENEFITS OF INVERSIONS
Not just for Instagram #goals, yoga inversions have an abundance of benefits for your mind and body. We contacted Celest Pereira the yogi behind yoga, run and meditation triathlon festival, Wanderlust to bring you the benefits of getting upside and getting into an inversion.
Going upside down is doable for most people, but it takes discipline, hard work and determination. These are life skills that are transferable on and off the yoga mat.
SEND FRESH OXYGENATED BLOOD TO YOUR BRAIN
Yes, blood can pump everywhere, but gravity means its flow sometimes needs a helping hand. Going upside down gives you a workout and gets gravity on your side, making your skin glow and your brain sharp.
BONE DENSITY OF THE ARMS
For bone density to improve they need to be under stress through loading. This stimulates osteoclasts that clear old bone and osteoblasts that build new bone in its place.
It gives you something few other workout disciplines can.
Inverting enables you to build strong upper body muscles. People who work on handstands always have great looking arms!
When you work on inversions it makes you develop balance that puts you in the ninja league. Balance is something that deteriorates with age and therefore it’s important to keep working at it. Inversions demand high levels of balance and therefore are an excellent gateway to staying awesome even in your old age.
GAIN A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Being upside down means you see things you normally wouldn’t. I’m always shocked by what’s going on under my sofa and this moves me to take action and clean up.
Ready to try getting into an inversion? Head to the Wanderlust festival this September and join in Celest’s practise.
Not feeling ready to get into an inversion? How about running, yoga or meditation? Whatever’s your thing, Wanderlust festival has something to fit.
London, UK (July 12th, 2017) Wanderlust, producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, will bring Wanderlust 108, the world’s only “mindful triathlon,” to Victoria Park, London, UK on Saturday September 23, 2017.
Celest Pereira will lead the yoga session for 3,500 people at Wanderlust and she’s also a qualified physiotherapist and yoga teacher at triyoga in Soho and Equinox in Kensington, and author of ‘The Yoga Mentor’.
Get your tickets for Wanderlust here.
Wanderlust 108 London is at Victoria Park, Grove Road, London, E3 5TB; Nearest Tube Station: Mile End