Why do I feel so much pressure in my head is it normal to turn red?

This is very normal and is actually good for you, indicating increased blood flow to the brain, eyes, skin and hair. One preliminary study showed that the brain runs 7% faster and 14% more accurate while inverted! The feeling of pressure usually lessens over time as you become accustomed to inverting.

If you are a beginner and are uncomfortable with this feeling, it is OK to come up and rest a while. This is referred to as “intermittent” traction (alternating inversion with being upright) and is a good way to help get used to the inverted world. You can also try “oscillation” which is a rhythmic rocking back and forth.

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