“This position helps you change your perspective on the world, and increases blood flow to the brain and kidneys,” says Johnson.
Stand tall, arms by your sides. Ensure the quadriceps (muscles on the front of your thighs) are engaged. Start with a slight bend in the knees, and firm the muscles as you straighten your legs to protect your knees from hyperextending. This also stretches your hamstrings (muscles at the back of your thighs). Inhale deeply and exhale as you fold forward, drawing in your lower belly. Hold your elbows and relax your torso, allowing your upper body to hang. Hold up to five minutes, then slowly roll up, one vertebra at a time, allowing your head to come up last.