Last week I decided I would practice my handstand every day & post my progress on social media (instagram, FB & twitter). Partly because I wanted to try to attract some more followers, partly because I wanted see what would happen with my handstand. Partly because I don't post my daily practice & I wanted to give folks something tangible to "see" each day.
For me, practicing handstand every day isn't about perfecting the handstand. It's about practicing every day to see what happens. I have a daily yoga practice, it just doesn't usually include handstands.
In the 5 days since I started, I missed one day. I've noticed what happens when I rush it, just to get it done. I've noticed the difference between practicing on my mat in the studio & outside on the grass. I've noticed the difference when I'm focused & present, and really distracted. I've noticed how I can feel super graceful or totally out of control. I've noticed I can laugh at myself when I fall.
As I'm writing this, it occurs to me that I need to encorporate my handstand practice into my daily yoga practice, instead of seperating the two. Only trouble is that I often practice first thing in the morning. No sure I want to show up on FB with bedhead in my pajamas:)
My daily practice has become a part of my day & my life. It allows the opportunity to notice how I feel. To slow down, get grounded & get connected with myself & my Source. It's a commitment. My physical body benefits from the physical practice, but my whole being benefits from the whole practice.
There's a whole lot that goes into a handstand. It's not just the physical. Especially if it's part of your yoga practice. What you see in my posts are really just physical. But it represents a daily practice of commitment, breath, focus, meditation in motion, intention.
It's my practice on my mat. But I do my best to carry all of it off my mat.
If you'd like to follow my practice, you can find me on Facebook (heather rems korwin), Instagram (heathersanctuary) & Twitter (heather rems Korwin @sanctuarypower)