Gravity inversion can pull the body straight and out of neutral posture. The Deep Muscles of the Spine may be triggered and contracted making it difficult to relax and stretch as a consequence of Hanging Upside Down by the ankles as they struggle to protect the Spine in an abnormal position.
Experts agree inverting the human body can be dangerous and produce negative consequences to Breathing, a key aspect toward stretching with full Relaxation. The rib cage is built from the top down so the lungs expand into the body cavity but when inverted, the lungs work against the weight of the liver and intestines which makes breathing more difficult. Gravity inversion is risky for anyone with High Blood Pressure, heart disease or glaucoma. Pressure within the eyeballs jumps increasing the potential for retina detachment while the heartbeat slows and blood pressure increases.
Sadly, hanging upside down for a long period of time has lead to death in a variety of ways including asphyxia, blood clots, brain and kidney failure.
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