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Why Do We Do Inversions?
by Abbie Galvin

August 6th 2012

In our yoga theory we teach our students that your pelvis and legs are like the root system of a plant. They are your body's depths; the part that makes you stable like the foundation of a building. The upper body, which houses the heart and lungs is your ability to hold feelings, take in and eliminate breath, and enables you to participate well in the world. Inversions are about turning your body upside down so that your stability (lower body) and your capacity (upper body) are reversed. In an Inversion you support yourself from your capacity instead of from your base. An inversion is like turning a house upside down to air it out and clean it out.  You get a different view. By moving a currency through all of the rooms of the house(your body) you flush out your bones and create an infusion of energy.