🌷🎯📝 Day 2️⃣4️⃣ of #YogaFeels with @cyogalife ➡️ #Lotus or #Padmasana in #Handstand or #AdhoMukhaVrksasana 📝🎯🌷
I wanted to cover Handstands again, this time giving it a more positive spin (instead of the ‘fear’ #YogaFeels we talked about a few days ago). Once I learned to balance in the middle of the room in this inversion, I was terrified of folding the legs in Lotus because I thought I wouldn’t be able to unwrap them in time. The funny thing is that, when I practiced it at the wall, I wasn’t afraid of getting tangled up but, the moment I moved away, my mind would come up with the craziest (impossible too!) scenarios and I would freeze. I kept using the wall, over and over, until not only I didn’t touch it while getting in Lotus (tip if you’re working on that: remember to keep the kneecaps high as the legs fold!!), but the fear decreased until it disappeared completely. I’d recommend to rehearse and force yourself to ‘fall’ while in Lotus so you’ll know how quick the legs are and how you’ll land on the toes without much trouble. As in the previous days, after all that hard work, once I ‘did it’ I still got trapped in the dissatisfaction of an asana not well enough done (‘could be straighter’, ‘lotus could be tighter’, ‘knees higher’...), the same song we’ve been singing for three days. It’s one thing to try to improve our alignment and form, which is great and desirable, but do so recognizing and appreciating where you’ve gotten, that’s all. I’d like to know about you, what’s your biggest difficulty here? where is it you get stuck? Feel free to share below and have a wonderful #practice! Only a few more days!!!
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