Benefits of Gentle Inversion

Use of the Incliner (Inclining) is a self-care practice that counters the drag of gravity, the stagnation and stiffness of too much sitting, and is a simple platform for recovery from exertion, stress and pain.

Gentle Inversion leverages the power of gravity to help revive the body's own capacity for renewal and healing. Also known as low angle inversion or slant board inversion therapy, it is a gentle alternative to full upside down inversion tables or gravity boots. 

The practice of inversion, the experience of it, upends one's relationship with gravity and positively influences four major systems in the body - cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, and endocrine.

Gets the circulation going. Unkinks the hips. Eases back tension and pain. 

We sit. A LOT... We spend vast amounts of time at our computers, and are sitting more than ever before in history. Our bodies and minds weren't built to be sedentary. Ancient yogis called gravity "the silent enemy."

Outstretching ourselves, flat, and in a straight body position is much needed after long periods of sitting or being hunched over. This straight body position combined with the inverted angle, feet above the level of the hips, and the hips above the level of the heart, is key.

The physical shift in orientation (in inverting), causes a mental shift in perspective. Yogis have long known that by changing your posture, we change our mindRegular use of the Incliner fosters a meditative sensory awareness, that can become a reflective and transformative process for the body, mind and spirit. 

Inclining is an experience... An emotional Interaction. An uncoupling of one’s digital self and a connective experience with one’s physical self. An opportunity for feelings of renewal & calm. Nourishment & repose. Focus and rejuvenation. The boost of Oxytocin. A daily treat. A looked forward to pause, and an ability to take how we feel, back into our hands. 

Inclining is not another thing to add to the to-do list, rather, something that supports what we already do to care for ourselves - mindful breathing, stretching, yoga, visioning, meditation. 

If you've used an inversion board or slant board in the past, you might have found the getting on and off, a bit unsettling. Our design allows one to more easily use the product, which enhances the whole experience. Fluid movement. Ease of use. Flow.

Check out our blog post Health Benefits of Gentle Inversion to see eight reasons how it might be helpful for you.