Handstand check in: stable and stronger than ever. Yoga alone didn't teach me this, it's a combination of modalities that may or may not be surprising. I deeply respect traditional yoga but it isn't for me. It never was. The traditions and practices behind asana are incredible and should be preserved for all of time, but you should never feel guilty for enjoying the asana and not personally being into other aspects. Be you, practice what calls to you and do what feels right. I enjoyed the challenge of asana because it therefore challenged my mind to enhance sharp focus, attention to detail and the ability to sit with myself without getting restless. Yoga transcends the moment and pours over into all other aspects of our lives.., that's kind of how I saw it over time. It's something for me to return to, something I'm grateful for for creating the avenue to schools such as @yogadetour -- a place I learned there is much beyond traditional postures, and that they are not always necessarily the goal. I still will always love inversions, vinyasa, rocket yoga and generally flowing. Sometimes it feels repetitive, sometimes it feels comforting, other times I mix it into different stuff. Just remember to never become a victim of dogma. Practice and all is coming is true, but not all encompassing. If you can't do a thing, break down that thing, regress that thing.... don't keep doing the thing that constantly brings you pain and injury. There's a fine line between a little discomfort to induce neurological change and repeating something that will only lead to injury and more pain. If this doesn't make sense to you and feel difficult to identify, find a few good teachers and ask questions. All. The. Time. Also, do not forget the element of play.