Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Tuesday morning I teach and train for about 60-75 minutes, take a break, go for a walk or cup of joe, and come back tp Girya to train presses and clubbells with my sweetie. I ususally have a few minutes to play around with some other kind of stuff, and since I added vinyasa and Iyengar yoga a few months ago I like to practice inversions. (although I have put those practices on hold for the past month...)
Because I was a chubby child I never did cartwheels or played on the monkey bars upside down (to this day I've never done a cartwheel), so being upsidedown has never been comfortable for me. All I feel is the total weight of my body above me, I don't feel light at all. Since I happen to be married to the handstand King I do not like being coached by yoga instructors, I don't trust to begin with, teaching basic yoga postures, much less inversions. If someone cannot teach me the progressions of a skill because they don't know them how can I learn? I'm not interested in learning how to run before I can crawl.
So, I've been messing around with this little exercise I do to start to feel comfortable with my weight upside down onto my hands. I use the stability ball to lift my torso up and stack my bodyweight over my hands, kinda to build some strength but more for confidence before kicking up.
We'll see how I progress. I'm not in a hurry.