Benefits of Gentle Inversion

Woman laying back on Lull, our gentle inversion wellness furniture piece.

Gentle Inversion counters the drag of gravity, the stagnation and stiffness of too much sitting at our screens (or standing), and is a simple platform for recovery from exertion, stress and pain.

Benefits include reduced stress response, improved circulation, relief from pain, and can lead to better sleep, and enhanced focus.

As a society, we sit more than ever before in history. Our bodies weren't built to be so sedentary. 

Our bodies need relief after long periods of sitting, standing, or being hunched over.

Gentle inversion is a counterbalance.

The straight body position combined with the inverted angle, with feet above the level of the hips, and hips above the level of the heart, is key.

Gentle inversion positively influences four major systems in the body - cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, and endocrine.

  • Facilitates spinal health and posture.
  • Reduces back and neck pain.
  • Eases hip stiffness.
  • Improves circulation. Reduces inflammation and swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet.
  • Boosts lymphatic flow.
  • Calms the nervous system.
  • Allows for deeper, more relaxed breathing.
  • Athletic recovery.

Alongside the physical benefits, there are cognitive and psychological benefits with the practice of gentle inversion.

The literal, physical shift of orientation of the body while inverting, causes a mental shift in perspective. Yogis have long known that by changing your posture, we change our mind. 

Routine practice of gentle inversion fosters a meditative sensory awareness, that can become a reflective and transformative process for the body, mind and spirit.

The experience, with time can be an emotional Interaction.

Burnout prevention. 

An uncoupling of one’s digital self and a connective experience with one’s physical self. An opportunity for feelings of renewal & calm. Nourishment. Focus and rejuvenation. A daily treat. And an ability to take how we feel, back into our hands. 

Gentle inversion integrates well with what you might already do to care for yourselves - mindful breathing, stretching, yoga, visioning, meditation or cat naps.

And it pairs well with gentle yoga, or yoga therapy stretches such as torso twists, leg extensions, and poses to relax the muscles.

Gentle inversion products in years past have gone by other names—slant boards, incline boards, therapeutic back boards, inversion bench, inversion board, and more.

If you've one from the past, you might have found the getting on and off, a bit unsettling or hard on the stomach muscles.

The design of Lull allows one to easily use, as it works along with your body's own center of gravity to slowly and safely recline, and to control the degree of angle, and to slowly and safely return to its starting horizontal position following an incline session.

Fluid movement. Ease of use. Flow.