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 a yoga teacher when I couldn’t go into a full Headstand or Handstand.

Yea, that was my own insecurities with my practice.

After inverting in the corner about 15 times I decided to ditch the corner.

On Sunday I went for supported Headstand against a flat wall.

And, all be damn, I did it.

I can’t express the feeling I have when I completely invert. It is still so new. But it is exciting. And talk about working many body parts. My triceps have been sore. But I still want to keep trying to get up. It feels like a huge accomplishment for me.

I still have work to do to improve my Headstand, especially before I attempt it with no wall support.

I have been working with another teacher get into Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand). That one definitely scares me more than … Continue reading