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Inversion Boost Brain Power

Updated on November 2, 2010

Brain Power

Inversion therapy through the use of an inversion table or yoga swing is beneficial to the whole body, but it is particularly good for the brain. When you are inverted, blood flow to the brain increases, giving brain cells the oxygen they need to thrive. Studies have shown that some types of senility are due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Inversion increases the brain's blood supply, and hence its oxygen supply as well. Anecdotal evidence suggests that improved blood flow to the head can improve skin, aid mental alacrity, and even stimulate hair growth.

In your normal sitting or standing upright posture, your heart has to work against the force of gravity to pump blood to your brain. And the brain is the body's number one consumer of oxygen even though it only makes up 3% of total body weight. By practicing inversion therapy, you will increase the bioavailability of oxygen to the brain, which can improve the brain's physical state. As we age, hardening of the arteries can decrease oxygen supply to the brain, but inversion therapy counteracts these problems as part of a healthy overall lifestyle.

People who are basically healthy can benefit greatly from inversion therapy. When they return to being upright they generally feel refreshed and energized, and it's no wonder why. Better circulation to the brain, coupled with taking a load off the body's weight bearing joints feels good and can have long term health benefits.

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