Hanging upside down like a bat feels good! Do you do this?

United Kingdom
December 13, 2017 1:47am CST
So, here's the thing. I have always been into regular exercise and I feel good but there has always been that slight ache after exercise on the lower back and it is not exactly painful but there is a slight amount of discomfort. So, here I am not being able to sleep one night and this was about 2 am and so I got up and turned on the television and low and behold there's a shopping channel advertising some inversion table and this introduced me to the term, 'inversion therapy'. I liked the look of this thing and so I made a purchase and I can tell you it is absolutely fantastic. You basically lie flat on the table and you lock your ankles in and you and slowly balance using your arms and eventually you swing upside down. This is really good for the spine and back and it gives you a real stretch. Over time due to gravity the spine is being compressed and as we get older we begin to slouch and this cannot be good. So, that's what I do each morning and night, I hang upside down by my ankles and I remain in that position for about 5 to 10 minutes, you can do more but it does take a huge leap of faith when you first try it as you just have to let yourself go! My back feels great and I feel an inch taller and my posture has definitely improved. What do you think? Ever tried inversion therapy?
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@hereandthere (31160)
• Philippines
13 Dec
don't you feel dizzy with the blood rushing to your head?
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• United Kingdom
13 Dec
No, thankfully I haven't experienced any dizzy spells but then again I didn't rush into it. I think when inverting upside completely it is good practice to slowly increase the angle, you don't have to go fully upside down straight away. I figure I should add that it does mention that for those with high blood pressure it is not a good idea to practise this kind of therapy. When hanging upside though yes, I do feel a slight pressure and you can definitely feel the blood flow but this is safe and calculated and I don't spend too long in that position. I just like the fact that my spine is receiving a good stretch and workout!
• Philippines
13 Dec
@AndrewFreyne i think there is a traction machine that's used in physical therapy
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• United Kingdom
13 Dec
oh that's interesting, I didn't know that. Anyway, think I'll stick with the inversion, more blood rushing to my brain cells so hopefully that will also help me to come up with more ideas.
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
13 Dec
Never tried it before, I didn't even know there is such a therapy. How much did you purchase the inversion table for?
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
13 Dec
@AndrewFreyne I'll have a look, thanks for sharing!
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@paigea (22198)
• Canada
13 Dec
My husband thinks he would like it but he hasn't tried.
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• United Kingdom
14 Dec
It is a good thing to get into although it does take a leap of faith at first and it doesn't take too long to get used to. Anyway, best of luck.
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@Icydoll (20009)
• India
13 Dec
First time hearing this .want to give it a try
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• United Kingdom
13 Dec
Oh it's exciting and really does make you feel good. Good luck.
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@sw8sincere (4531)
• Philippines
13 Dec
this sounds interesting I might possibly try this one soon.
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• United Kingdom
13 Dec
Yes, it's a good thing to do. Just before breakfast for me and just before retiring for the night!
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