Travel Tips: 5 jet lag remedies - Tip #4 - Inversions!
Travel Tip #4 sounds a little crazy, but stay with me! Inversions are a fantastic way to reset the body. The Antigravity instructor in me really recommends ZERO compression inversions for day to day maintenance, but for travel, there is another wonderful LOW-EXERTION inversion that will really come to your aid regarding sleep -LEGS up the WALL. 😉 Don’t be intimidated by the word “inversion.” Anything that places your heart above your head qualifies as an inversion and brings a tremendous amount of benefits to the body. Legs up the wall is one of my absolute most favorite inversions for relaxation because it is the menagerie of inversion benefits with little to no effort. Primarily, it helps reduce edema and swelling in the feet and legs …a bit of a given after an international flight. It is highly meditative and brings a lot of calm to the nervous system. Blood carries Oxygen, so when you are making it easy for that fresh O2 to get to your brain, your body is happy, calm and can rest, as if you are saying to your body Here you go, let me help you out a little.” Inversions are also highly beneficial to digestion since we are in a sense, turning our digestive organs upside down giving them a chance to refresh and replenish …letting gravity do a little house-cleaning. •
Legs up the wall should be a 10-15 minute inversion, calming, with soft meditative music or silence and deep breathing. Breathe in for 5 counts, hold, breathe out for 5 and increase that a second each breath cycle. Let your breath become natural after you reach 10 and relax into the posture and take in all the benefits of this simple, relaxing inversion. Get into bed pretty soon after and let your body continue to relax and drift into sleep. •
*Contra-indications for inversions: If you have high blood pressure, glaucoma or pregnancy, talk to your doctor before you try inversions.
Tune in tomorrow for Tip #5. 😉 #jessicastraveltips #travel #jetlagremedies #yoga #inversions #legsupthewall #yogaposes #naturalmedicine #supplements #mineralsupport #wellness #sleepaids #sleepwell #sleepremedies #jetlag