Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Work It Out: headstands?

Work out: 45 Minute Non-Stop Vinyasa Flow

I don't know what is is, but I've been majorly dragging myself out of bed this week. I'm going to bed earlier, too - but I had one of those strange sleep nights again. Not sure why.

Today's description for the flow is:

This practice uses heats and layers upon layers of poses to create a truly dynamic 45 minutes. You won't feel like you've missed out on the extra 15! Mainly non-stop movement incorporating balancing standing postures and warriors dancing into each other.

Let me tell ya, this girl believes in building heat. It's a level 2/3 class and I was able to do most of it except the headstand. In all my life, since I can remember, I've had absolutely NO upper body strength. My arms are like little chubby twiggs. I was never able to do a cartwheel; it was really intimidating - much like the yoga headstand today.

I think I'm going to try and see if I can do one, but will probably need some assistance. I'm just scared, but they do offer a tutorial.

Have you ever done one? Any tips?

To be honest, I'm secretly afraid that I'll break my neck so I'm going to fully read up on it before proceeding. Wish my neck luck!

ADios :)


Kimberly said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm just like you - I've never been able to do a handstand (and I'm certainly not going to do one now). I have always wanted to. Good luck!

cynthiasolc said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Kimberly, I'm going to need it!