29 9 / 2014
28 9 / 2014
magicpanties said: hello, hoping i could ask you something. do you have any tips on practicing challenging yoga poses on your own? i practice at home but find it difficult to focus and practice poses like the scorpion pose and hand stand. thanks :)
oh hi, magicpanties! apologies for not getting to your message sooner.
well, my normal routine is to do some basic stretches and then move up to the more challenging backbends such as wild thing and wheel. then i’ll move to the wall. when practicing more challenging poses, i’m honest with myself: if i need a strap, i use one. if i need a block, i grab it.
but lately i’ve been starting my normal practice near a wall so that i can integrate back-and-forth walk-overs into, say, sun salutations; (back-and-forth walk-overs meaning: down-dog, handstand, wheel, backwards handstand, to don-dog—though i usually fail at the backward handstand!). i follow my body’s flow, a la meghan currie. so, for example, i flow from downward dog, walk-over/handstand into wheel, bend my knees while moving into camel.
anyway, long story short (too late): try moving against a wall and be honest with yourself. power to you and your practice, lovely!