This photo came up in my Facebook memories today. Circa 2000. This was my first time in natarajasana EVER, and it was all because of the toucan named Max on my arm who inspired me. 🐦 I had a professional photographer nearby and in my head I was thinking, “It’s now or never! You either get the shot with the bird in Natarajasana or you don’t, Amy.” Well, that got me past my fears, and right into the pose, fast. If you scroll through the carousel, your’ll see how quickly I progressed in the years following, having gotten over my initial doubts about the pose. Just goes to show - so much of yoga can be a matter of our mindset!