CELEBRATE INVERSIONS WITH US THIS MONTH
Get those toes to the sky this July! We're doing something a little different for this month's Zamasana, and celebrating getting topsy-turvy in any way, shape or form. The aim is to just get your Toes to the Sky for July! You don't have to be an advanced yogi to do inversions, there's an inversion pose out there for every level! An inversion is any yoga pose where the heart is above the head. So that even includes the old favourite, Downward-Facing Dog!
What's so good about inversions? Gravity is your friend - getting upside down reverses the body's blood flow, and improves circulation. Inversions provide oxygen and blood flow to the brain, so are a great way to energise the mind and improve concentration when you're feeling tired (take note, students!). The more relaxing inversions (such as Shoulder Stand and Legs up the Wall) calm the nervous system and activates the parasympathetic nervous system which in turn totally relaxes the body and helps balance out feelings of stress or anxiety. Of course, the more active inversions ( like Headstand and Handstand) strengthens your core muscles and tones the shoulders and arms, as well as building concentration and focus.
Some toes to the sky moves to try: