The benefits of yoga are no secret, but it seems turning your practice on its head can be even better for your health. Halifax yoga instructor Taylor MacGillivray loves being upside down. He says he started trying the challenging inversion positions as a fun way to fuel his competitive spirit. “Doing something that I couldn’t do was exhilarating,” says MacGillivray. “You want to be able to conquer that next step. So, that’s how it began, I think that’s how it begins for a lot of people.” Yoga is being prescribed more commonly for patients suffering from pain, or rehabilitating an injury. An upside-down posture, or inversion, is any pose where your head is below your heart.
The moves can be as intense as a headstand or as subtle as a simple forward bend. Downward dog is the most common inversion practiced in almost any style of yoga. Continue reading >> CTV Atlantic