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Headstands for Health

Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00  by Yolanda F.

No matter what you may tell yourself, in many cases, gravity is not our friend. It makes our skin hang, causes problems for the spine, circulation and organs, which is definitely not something a true friend would do. There’s nothing we can do to completely reverse that gravitational pull, which is also necessary in many ways, but we can take a break from it.

One way is to stand on your head. That’s right, do a headstand like you used to do when you were a kid and didn’t care why it was good for you. That was before you had any idea that one day it might be useful to let your skin hang in the opposite direction or to flush your brain with nutrients and oxygen. It’s like an instant face-lift that gives you a refreshed looking glow.

Because your scalp will also enjoy the increased flow of nutrients and blood, if you stand on your head often enough, you might even convert some of that gray hair back to its natural hue. Consider having a headstand party before you eat to aid in digestion as your intestinal fire is increased and your innards are cleansed as you reverse gravity. Friends you invite to this party might also like to know that this practice can strengthen core muscles if you practice for an extended period of time. It’s not easy at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’ll be like a gift you can give yourself every day.

Here are some more reasons to stand on your head, as long as you aren’t menstruating, and don’t have neck injuries, acid reflux, really high blood pressure, or ear and eye problems.

  1. Fight the good fight against varicose veins as the body’s fluids have no choice but to drain from the feet.
  2. Release congested blood in the colon.
  3. Stimulate the two most crucial glands to our health---the pituitary and hypothalamus glands, which regulate all glands in the body.
  4. Fight depression.
  5. Detoxify your system.
  6. Give your poor heart a rest from pumping blood to your brain.

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