A while ago one of my Yoga Teachers asked me if I had a Bucket List of poses that I aspired to. This got me to thinking. I hadn't considered this before. What asanas would I put on that list? My numero uno choice, the dreaded Adho Mukha Vrksasana!
I try. I try so hard to gracefully get myself upside down. I practice & practice to get a really smooth kick up like the one I've watched my hero Betsey Downing demonstrate. Grrrrr! I just can't do it...I'll never be able to get my feet up there....I know I will for sure land flat on my face or instead of nailing the inversion & remaining in a nice line, I'll likely just keep on going right over onto my back! Who do I think I am? Trying to kick up into a Handstand. Yah right!
Svadhyaya asks us to remember that the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves become our reality. Everytime I'm in a class & we're about to move into this inversion my first thought is, "Damn, I can't do that pose, maybe I'll just do an L at the Wall instead". I have gotten to a space where I don't even try anymore.
Well, enough is enough!! What's the point of having a Bucket List if I'm not gonna work on it! So, to that end I will be changing the story I'm telling myself about Handstands! My new story is "I will kick up into a Handstand"! Maybe not today, but one day soon!
Who do I think I am? I am a Yogini who will soon be able to do a Handstand!