I can’t balance in a handstand for long. That is without a wall behind me. This yoga pose has long eluded me and been an endless source of frustration. I watch people with envy as they gracefully find balance on their hands or gaze jealously at someone’s picturesque photo of their perfect handstand in some gorgeous outdoor setting.
It’s been a goal of mine this year to balance in handstand. The Grateful Yogi and I decided today to join in the Forrest Yoga Handstand 365 Challenge (#fyhandstand365). As you might guess from the name, this means doing a handstand every day (and take a picture of it), 365 days in a row for a whole year of handstands.
Besides getting in some daily practice towards my goal, this is also going to be a challenge for me to:
- Learn how to set up a camera to take a picture of myself (after all, my hands will be a little busy)
- Get more comfortable being photographed in yoga poses (something I almost never do)
- Commit to a new daily habit, even when I’m feeling frustrated about the fact that I still can’t balance in handstand
You can check out some great pictures and follow the updates on the Forrest Yoga Handstand 365 Challenge blog.
Today is Day #1. For the first day, I thought I’d remind myself that while I can’t do handstand without the wall…yet…everyone can do some version of handstand.