January being the month of starting over and keeping true to our New Year's resolutions, I can't think of a better pose to initiate seeing there's another way to approach life than going upside down in a head stand. When you do, you can see from a new perspective.
|Forearm downward facing dog is excellent to breathe in to develop headstand strength & flexibility.|
In the East they say that even the other side of something has another side. I guess the American way of expressing this is there's no black and white.
Like taking a snow globe and turning it upside down, the snow like our thoughts and attachments get to soften, undo and have the potential to renew while being upside down.
|Press ribs and one thigh towards each other. No jumping on your head!|
As I move into the arm and head balance my heart's beat and breath is finally louder than my mind.
|Press ribs towards both thighs. If you feel balanced continue.|
Feeling steady, my breath and heartbeat slow down. I see a dust ball float by, a scratch of red nail polish on the wall and the shape of the wall's floor molding. I realize that I'm not alone. I'm one beat from a much larger drum. I'm seeing from a new angle.
|Find a dog tilt in the spine.|
|Once balanced grow long and squeeze your inner thighs towards each other.|
|The fall out out of sirsasana/headstand|
Like placing the snow globe right side up and coming out of headstand and resting, I notice how my thoughts and beliefs slowly spiral down towards the earth.
I have the option to not let them land and tap into my new found perspective.
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I realize I need to turn myself upside down more often in order to see my path as phases. Points of time that need each other as I reshape and shift into something new.