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Swing Applications

 

A good health and fitness regime incorporates: cardio, strength, balance and core training.

The Swing can be used in all of these applications easily and effectively to improve your training/practice and also utilized as an all around wellness tool.

 
Yoga

Yoga

The Swing in Yoga will take your practice to a new level. The unique design allows you to move into a range of yoga positions both in the horizontal and vertical planes. The muscles of the body, the skeletal structure, brain function and the internal organs all benefit from the use of the Yoga Swing.

The Yoga Swing will enable you to maintain and move more deeply into a yoga asana, hold postures for a longer duration without strain, relieve discomfort, strengthen, develop stamina, correct breathing and alertness and most importantly, assist in alignment in Yoga Asanas.

 
 

Strength Training / Body Building

If you want to function optimally, strength is only one aspect of an effective and well developed body. Awareness, flexibility and balance are also vital. In order for strength training to be most effective, it is beneficial to be moving with good organization as you exercise.

Devices such as the Gravotonics Exercise System create an environment that gives support and assistance to the body while exercising and with good coaching, allows and facilitates movement patterns that create balance and efficiency.

Thus if a person learns how to move on the Swing with good organization and awareness they can develop a body that is strong, lithe and well developed. This kind of strength, much like that developed by a young gymnast, crosses over to all activities allowing a person achieve their goals more easily.

Strength Training and Body Building
 
Therapeutics

Therapeutics

There are many restorative and therapeutic uses for the Yoga Swing. It can be used to alleviate neck, shoulder and lower back conditions and reduce high blood pressure, balance the nervous system, assist in improving wellness throughout the systems of the body, i.e. the circulatory & endocrine systems. Yoga Asanas can be implemented for the treatment of Asthma and restore emotional stability for peace and stillness of the body and mind.

The Swing can be used as a support to move blocked areas/energy in the body, to assist in relieving discomfort, develop stamina, correct breathing and alertness and unravel structural defects with the use of the Yoga Swing as support.

 
 

General Health & Fitness

Cardio Training:

With the Gravotonics Exercise System you can add a challenging training regime which is fun, especially as the swing requires you to use more muscles than in a workout on the floor. You can't cheat :) Nothing is as good as a nice sweaty workout and even more if it is fun.

Balance and core training:

As the Swing is free moving, while using it you challenge your balance and you really get in to the core muscles. Strengthening the core muscles is strengthening the back. When the back/spine is healthy there is a better flow of energy and you feel stronger. The free movements in the air/feeling of flying adds a new dimension to the workout to which people come back to again and again as they have been challenged but it was still fun.

Health
 

 

Back Pain And Inversion Therapy

 

Today back pain is one of the most common of all physical complaints in the world. About 70 to 90% of men and women in the U.S. have had or will have at least one bout of incapacitating low back pain. Back pain contributes to lost work time and may cost as much as $100 billion annually (if lost productivity is included).

Your vertebra are supported and moved by many different muscles. Muscles are used for three basic functions: support, movement and posture control. If muscles are tight or weak they create or worsen back pain. Joints are controlled by at least two sets of muscles: flexors which bend the joint and extensors which straighten it. In addition, most joints have rotator muscles that twist and rotate your bones. Good posture is only possible if the flexors, extensors and rotators are in proper balance.

Doctors agree that most back problems are caused by stress or by weak muscles. We need strong back, abdominal and hip muscles to resist gravity and to hold us up. Besides holding us up, they act to keep the spine and pelvis in alignment. As societies around the world become more mechanized and computerized, they have also become less exercised. We lock ourselves behind desks and in front of computers. When we sit, our back muscles hold us erect, but our stomach and hip muscles are inactive. When they are not exercised, stomach and hip muscles become weaker, putting a painful strain on the back muscles. Sitting places higher loads inside the lumbar disc than standing (between 150 to 250% depending on posture).

Invertebral joints are supported by ligaments, which are tough and inelastic fibers which support the spine and hold it together by allowing only a limited range of movement in any one direction. Ligaments require regular movement and loading, otherwise they will eventually become still and weak. Using inversion can give an excellent controlled workout to the muscles and ligaments necessary for a healthy spine. There is also an enormous body of evidence that a compressed disc, whether or not it is actually ruptured, can be aided by Inversion Therapy. Inversion increases the invertebral space and allows the disc to return to its shock absorber and spacer function.

Many of our back and other problems are due to gravity's chronic downward pull on our bodies, often causing compressed or pinched nerves leading to Sciatica. The sciatic nerves are the largest nerves in the body - about as big around as your finger. They start in the lower spine, pass behind the hip joint and go down the buttock and back of the leg to the foot. Pain from this nerve, called Sciatica, may be felt from the hip to the big toe.

Inversion can assist in reversing this compression. Sciatica is different from other back pain, although low back pain often comes with it. Usually sciatica only affects one side. Pain often radiates down the buttock or leg. It can range from tingling, burning, pins and needles feeling to excruciating, shooting pain that makes standing up nearly impossible.

Also keep in mind that before surgery became so popular for back problems, traction was the therapy of choice. Gravity traction gives the user total control and the results we have seen are impressive.

Now with the aid of the Swing you can begin reversing the flow of gravity easily and without special strength, balance or agility. Any level of flexibility or age, even children, will have sheer fun and pleasure hanging out and flowing through various positions. The numerous practical benefits on a health and therapeutic levels is that you can stretch and strengthen virtually every muscle in the body.

Healing Benefits:

The Swing can be used for gentle passive lumbar or sacral traction, which can do astonishing healings to the lower back in minutes. You can then carry out the lower back strengthening series to heal low back pain/injuries and correct the fibers and tissues from re-injury. Wellbeing and the ability to perform any task may be increased by 100% after performing continued inversion combined with flexing, moving and breathing as a form of flowing rehabilitation.

Core Yoga:

Core Yoga is working from the core. By strengthening the lower abdominal muscles the entire bodily structure becomes incredibly strong and unified. The Core System was developed to achieve a deeper state of body integrity.

When undertaking Inversion Therapy we would like you to practice bilateral symmetry when doing exercises. This act of smooth control and focusing on muscle balance will correct imbalances in predominant muscle groups. Again enhancing alignment and gaining superior strength.

The Swing is portable, just find a low tree branch and you are ready to hang out in a peaceful setting. It is a complete exercise gym, yoga, stretching and osteopathic therapy alignment device.

Inversion
 
Inversion
 
 
Inversion