Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘handstand’

Over the shoulder shoulder holder backpack

In my yoga classes at the end of June and beginning of July we prepped the bodies for modified supported handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana). We also practiced what I was calling over the shoulder shoulder holder (pictured to the left). A student told me another teacher calls it a backpack. So I am now calling […]


Furthering my yoga growth

One of the greatest things about practicing yoga is that it is always a practice and you continually grow and change. I talked about my yoga breakthrough last week. Me getting up into “corner” Salamba Sirsasana (Headstand) was a huge step for me in my practice both physically,  mentally and emotionally. I questioned how I could be […]


Do you trust yourself?

Tonight in yoga the theme was trust. There are poses in yoga I don’t trust myself in. Like headstand and handstand. Years ago one of my yoga teachers told me she thought I was ready to try one of them. And I just didn’t feel ready. And years later I still don’t. I don’t feel […]


Sometimes partner yoga is a good thing

I attended my kinda sorta regular Vinyasa flow class tonight. Since getting sick and with the holidays I haven’t been to that class in probably almost a month. The class is slightly aggressive, which is the type of yoga I normally prefer. For me it is all about burning the calories. Though I do take […]