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Frédéric Dubois

Tickles when turning head upside down

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Frédéric Dubois

Hi everybody from the GB community,

 

My name's Frédéric, I'm from Belgium and this is my first post. I've been following the forum for a while and decided to take part in the discussion. Let me start with a question.

 

Whenever I come from a bridge position or an inverted support hold, which both have the head turn all the way upside down, I get enormous tickles in my tummy and can hardly keep my body calm. It's because my head signals a shift in the direction or plane of balance. Is this something you just get used to, so that the feeling will gradually become less to non-existent, or is there a trick to it?

 

Thanks! 

 

 

 

 

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Connor Davies

I've never heard of this before.  Presumably it will just go away on its own with practice.

 

Do you get this in all inverted positions?

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Michael Böhme

Maybe you eat or drink too much before you practice ?!?

 

:)

In Yoga there´s a general rule not to eat  2 hours before practicing , especially before practicing inversions .

 

Did you check your general health status ?

Blood pressure?

any internal organ´s health problems history ?

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Frédéric Dubois

Thank you for the input. It's weird to me that you have never heard of it before. I suspected it to be quite prevalent.

 

I don't think it has anything to do with eating or health status. I don't have any health problems, I eat very healthy and I try to live as mindful as I can. And when I do these inverted positions it's always at least several hours ago since I've eaten, sometimes even half a day (when I do it in the morning on an empty stomach).

 

I do not get the dizzy spell in all inverted positions. For example a handstand or cartwheel does not evoke the feeling. When I am well rested and warmed up, doing a somersault also does not evoke it (however I did it this morning from sitting and being a bit tired from having slept more irregularly than usual and got a similar feeling). Backflips don't either.

 

I've found some tips on other forums through Google:

- Focus on a fixed point when coming out of the inverted position

- Don't close your eyes

- Don't hold your breath

- Keep practicing

- This morning I found out that slowing down or pausing the tilting of my head prevents it

 

But as far as that goes... There doesn't seem to be much I can do except try to make sure I'm well rested and warmed up and try to get used to it through practice.

 

I would just ask: could you do bridge and, while still in that position or only starting to leave it, tilt your head back up. Do you not get a similar feeling?

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Connor Davies

I would just ask: could you do bridge and, while still in that position or only starting to leave it, tilt your head back up. Do you not get a similar feeling?

Nope!  Just played around with it a bit.

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Frédéric Dubois

Mhm, okay. I'll let you guys know if anything changes or I find out what's the matter. Thanks for helping out.

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