Yoga Journal - Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrkasana)
Today in yoga class I kicked up into handstand at the wall twice without anyone nearby to spot me. I’ve long had the strength for this, and a modicum of balance, so the remainder was all inside my head, specifically fear. The first time I did it, I giggled like a child. For indeed, the theme of the class was “play” (lila in Sanskrit). Something about this theme unlocks my handstand.
It is an exhilarating feeling and one that gives a different, opposite perspective. I have been working on this one a while, and so won’t soon forget this. Share my joy!