Wednesday, May 1, 2013

So tired today and Bandhas Baby! #handstand365 Day 6

  And it happened.  Today was one of those days that I knew was coming.  Now, its not like it used to be about a year ago or even six months ago but I definitely was given crystal clear signals from my body to slow the eff down and chill today.   The cold rainy weather made it easier to take this time. 




  So I did and its ok.  Resting is hard!   I am nervous and remember what it was like to feel like this everyday for months on end and I will indeed nip this in the bud.  I will rest and eat and stay calm.  I will do a little bit of yoga but not much and I will breathe and remember and remind myself often that I won't be tired forever and resting right now is the best thing for me.

  Staying hydrated has been a huge help to me.  I take a lot of supplements and am very aware of my body's desire to flush out toxins.  I drink a great deal of lemon water throughout the day.  I adore my BottlesUp glass bottle and appreciate that it makes staying hydrated easier and more enjoyable.  Having blown glass before I have an appreciation for how it was made and how art and function have been blended together. 

  The designer of the bottle sent me a couple to test out and I use it daily.  There is a 16 ounce and 22 ounce size.   This post or my love for the bottle is not sponsored in any way, I just really love their product!  They are made with 75% recycled glass and a silicone lid and rings.   It makes staying hydrated so much easier and enjoyable. 

    

  I did make it out into the yard for a few minutes to practice handstand for Day 6 of #handstand365.  It really does wake you up and feel invigorated to get upside down! 

  I tried to practice in the middle of the yard but balance was eluding me so I recruited my friend DimiTree to help me out.   While I was inverted I discovered my bandhas baby!!   Its a little scary to let the hips go over the shoulders and not let the feet go over the shoulders with the hips.    There is so much stabilization that goes on across the hands that its baffling that I can stay up at all. 

  Many intricate and subtle movements to work on in the split seconds that I am upside down.  I have a hard time getting my hips over shoulders when I am practicing without something behind me to get started.  When I do feel the sweet spot though, its nice to have  the time to run down the different things to examine and realign, such as whether my arms are locked or if my bandhas are engaged, etc.  There is so much to consider and so much I don't know.  

  I have to step back and love where I am right now and not let frustration and impatience get the best of me.  I can think of many things that I have to work hard not to get lost in the impatience.  Its about the present moment.   Breathe.  

  


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Angie Bee 
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