There is something so relaxing about being upside down. So calming, unwinding, and tranquilizing. Believe it or not, but I enjoy taking savasana while in forearm stand or scorpion. I could rest in these inversions all day. Being upside down lets my mind zone out and allows me to just focus on my breathing.
I always start my practice with a forearm series against the wall to warm-up, then I lose the wall and move on to a handstand series and another forearm series. Maybe this is a yoga sin, to start a practice with moving the body in such a way, but it really gets me ready and focused for a beautiful practice. Not only do I practice handstands and forearm stands, but I have an undieing love for all backbends (hey wheel!), shoulder stand, half-moon, etc. I love them all (did you know forward bends are even inversions?). They are so freeing and show me the full potential of my strong and beautiful body.
I’ve always loved these kind of movements. When I was a little girl, you could always find me in the living room flipping around in handstands, bridges, cartwheels, and my ever-so persistent practice of trying to walk on my hands. (I was a yogi at heart and I just never knew it then!) I have vivid memories of waking up on Sunday mornings, going downstairs to practice walking on my hands and flipping onto the couch, all while waiting for my dad to come back with out traditional weekend breakfast of bagels and donuts! Haha!Read More