Movement Challenge:  Let’s Get UPSIDE-DOWN!


This week’s challenge – if you choose to accept it – will give you an entirely new perspective on things!


That’s because it’s all about INVERSION (or being upside down!)


Why do inversions? Here are few great reasons to add them to your routine:


🧘🏻‍Yoga-style inversions can help build upper body strength and balance.

🧘🏻All inversions can help improve circulation to your brain and stop lymphatic fluid from pooling in your legs.

🧘🏻‍Being upside down gets you out of your comfort zone and can be fun!


Some people say it also helps them with back pain, although its efficacy with long-term pain hasn’t been proven yet in studies.


And don’t worry if being upside down seems a little scary… there are many ways to practice, depending on your needs and comfort level, so there are no excuses not to do it!


Here are a few great ones to try:

🤸🏻‍Assisted Inversions: lie on your back on the floor, with your legs extending UP a wall or over the top of a chair/couch cushion.

🤸🏻‍Yoga Inversions: begin with Downward Dog pose and work up to full-on headstands… check out this link for progressions:

🤸🏻‍Use an inversion table.


Are you going to join us? If so, which method are you going to choose? Let us know in the comments!

 (Note: if you have health concerns like hypertension, vision problems, migraines or heart disease, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor before doing any inversion therapies.)