Inversions – They Weren’t Lying!

As I mentioned in a couple of previous posts, I like inversions, though I’ve had some go-arounds with fear in them.  But, I’ve never really been able to come away from the wall for more than a few seconds at a time (well, I think twice I did longer, but it felt almost accidental).  Today in class, I went up into headstand in my usual way.  I’ve been working on going up by slowly lifting the legs up together with knees bent, rather than kicking up.  I went most of the way up and then had to go to the wall, as usual, but on the way there, I had an interesting split second of “lightness.”  So, as soon as I hit the wall, I started working to take one foot away toward the center of the room and bring the other to meet it.  And… there it was!  It almost felt like I was pulling up from the feet, rather than just pushing down into my head and arms.  I’ve been told that, but I’ve never felt it, so I wasn’t totally sure I believed it, I guess.  But, there it was!

I don’t really have anything else to say about that. 🙂  Who knows if it will happen the next time, or if it will be a while before it does again.  But, it did today and it was super-awesome-cool-diggity.  YAY, YOGA!



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4 Responses to Inversions – They Weren’t Lying!

  1. EcoYogini says:

    you know what- that has happened to me recently for a few things- a few kick ups of lightness and when i was practicing a lot last year- crow! very cool huh?
    Congrats!!! 😀

    • theveganasana says:

      Very cool! Crow is a pose that I can achieve some days and not others. It’s all about the leg squeeze and the bandhas! : ) Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Katie says:

    Yeah!!! 🙂

  3. Erik says:

    Excellent! Congratulations!

    Yesterday, you were looking strong, steady, and calm throughout the practice. I believe that helped with your head stand.

    When taking legs up, remember that the center of gravity constantly changes. This can be felt as weight shifts from elbows to edges of the hands, and vice versa. Use this sensation, this feedback, to determine when hips have to come forward as legs are moving back. This forward of the hips and back & up of the legs, keeps you balanced along your center of gravity. Take your time experiencing this sensation.

    Yay! 🙂

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