Celebrating I'm 41st birthday 🎉 🎂🎁🕉 with a forearm wheel (which I've not actually practiced for a few years) as I've not done any yoga for nearly two weeks 🤦🏾♀️ but I know how good a few backbends make me feel! Also I was waiting for my Mac to do an update😂
Practising poses really clears my mind, wakes me up, brings me back in touch with my body, heightens my awareness and really brings a massive flood of gratitude and fulfilment to me.
The first time I did a wheel it made me cry 😭 lol. (I remembered how easy it was to do when I was a kid, along with handstands, 'crabs' cartwheels - they all were weren't they! I thought that was why I cried out of saddest 🤔lol) I had to google why this was after it happened because I thought it was really kinda weird! But I discovered It's not uncommon to cry:
"Anytime you work with the body, you are also working with the mind and the energy system—which is the bridge between body and mind," Harrigan explains. And since that means working with emotions, emotional breakthroughs can be seen as markers of progress on the road to personal and spiritual growth." Joan Shivarpita Harrigan, Ph.D "Why We Do Backbends
Whether they come naturally or not, backbends are well worth your effort. Here are a few reasons why:
* They stretch and strengthen:Backbends stretch the entire length of your front body and strengthen your back, arms, and legs. Backbends open the upper back and chest, and stabilize the shoulders so that your posture feels integrated.
* They lift you up: Energetically, backbends are uplifting, stimulating poses. If your energy feels down or low, a backbend practice can shift your energy in a positive direction.
* They empower you: Backbends help you connect to the mysterious intricacies of your back body.
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