It Looks Fun, But Does it Really Work?
At first glance, the Yoga Trapeze looks like a toy. While you surely like to have fun as much as anyone, you also probably expect results from your yoga practice.
However, all it takes is seven minutes on the Yoga Trapeze and you’ll become a convert. It’s that amazing!
Dozens of things cause back pain, but the physical reality is almost always the same. There is some form of compression: a squishing of the vertebrae into one another or a pinching of a nerve. You can massage or medicate yourself all day long; you can spend hours in a sauna, but nothing compares to the straightforward treatment of traction.
Traction is a term used by orthopedic and chiropractic doctors to describe any treatment that pulls or lengthens the spine apart (as opposed to squishing it together).
Take a look at the illustration to the left.
A healthy spine has full, firm, and resilient disc tissues that allow for complete range of motion. This is ideal. But after sitting all day in a chair or car, after exercising and rotating the spine to only 20 percent of its full potential, and after years of poor posture caused by designer shoes, it’s very likely that some of your discs are not in great shape.
What does “traction” mean, anyway?
Traction is a term used by orthopedic and chiropractic doctors to describe the any treatment that pulls or lengthens the spine apart (as opposed to squishing it together).
Take a look at the illustration on this page.
A healthy spine has full, firm, and resilient disk tissues that allow for complete range of motion. This is ideal. But after sitting all day in an office or car; after exercising and rotating the spine at only 20% of its full potential; and after years of poor posture caused by designer shoes; it’s very likely that some of your disks are not in great shape.
Your lumbar spine (the bottom section) is most susceptible to injury, and the L4-L5 discs are the most common trouble areas—the dreaded source for most lower back pain. But injury can happen anywhere along the spine, as low down as the sacroiliac joint, causing pain that radiates into the bum and legs, or as high up as the cervical spine, generating neck pain that can be debilitating.
Maybe your discs are just inflamed, but maybe they’re bulging, herniated, thinning, compressed, or worse! This is not meant to scare you, but spinal disc problems are so common that you ought to think about it. Better yet, do something about it!
When Lucas’s back pain was at its worst, he tried all sorts of homespun solutions: hanging off the edge of a tall bed, draping his body over chairs, and hooking his feet on the edge of the door in a handstand posture in a pathetic attempt to get some opposing force between his head and his toes. Then he tried an inversion sling.
“When I first saw people using crude versions of the Yoga Trapeze years ago (older versions are not nearly as versatile and strong as the ones we manufacture), I didn’t really see the point. So I wasted a lot of time instead with massages and chiropractic adjustments to treat my pain when all I really needed was to hang.”
Remember that your spine is like an accordion of vertebrae and discs, and the pain you experience is almost always the result of compression.
The magic solution? Release the compression, release the pain. Everybody is different, of course, but it’s amazing how many people find inversion therapy effective.
You’ll experience immediate relief in just 7 minutes!