“You made the decision to be here, no one is making you do this” -Justin Wolfer, Yoga Teacher
“Some of you are trying to do a handstand on your fingertips!”-Justin Wolfer, Yoga Teacher
This week I made some great progress! I was able to make it up into a handstand position with assistance, and get up on the wall by myself. That was huge progress for me. However, this was not without many falls-and many laughs. I took a huge face-plant. I was able to laugh and move forward. I was also trying to lift my legs up into a handstand while planted on my fingers. I had to be reminded several times to keep my hands firmly rooted, and not bend my arms. I am truly teaching my body to do something it has never done before. It’s not something I am retraining to do, it is something I have never done!
I took myself less seriously this week, yet I was focused and determined. What seemed to help me most of all was partnering up with someone and working together. It made a huge difference for me having a partner. I was much more confident having someone to spot me and help move my body into correct alignment before attempting to get up. I depended on someone else quite a bit, but by doing so I was able to make my own progress. I felt more confident knowing someone had my back!
We lean on each other in life as well. We go through times when we really need someone to be there for us, and that is okay. At times my partner was depending on me, and at times I was depending on her. Sometimes in life we let our egos get in the way, and we want to prove that we can do everything on our own. I realized that it’s okay to need help and lean on each other. I did so much better that way! We can learn from each other and find strength in each other. Our bodies and minds are all different and unique, yet we find ways to connect and be there for each other. It’s pretty amazing how we all dance through life as seemingly separate entities, yet find strength in each other. We really are all connected!
Justin ended class with a strength series of planks and push-ups. I felt very strong-I can see and feel changes in my body and I am proud of my individual progress! Pictured below are my friend Tracy (who is also a yoga instructor-so I snagged her as my partner), Justin Wolfer (our instructor) and myself.
*Thank you my friend Melanie from Out of Eden Images for the pictures!