Trying to learn to Handstand in my 40s I made these mistakes so you don’t have to...Dec 08, 2023
Taking on Handstand in my 40s? It was a daunting challenge to say the least.
I was always considered a "bigger" girl growing up.
I'm tall, curvy and not someone you think would even want to learn how to do things like a Handstand.
That's for tiny, gymnast type girls in their 20s, right?
But, it's been the most fun and challenging part of my yoga practice. And, frankly, I'm addicted.
Did I make a ton of mistakes along the way? Umm. Yup. So many mistakes.
So, I thought I'd impart my wisdom to you this week. You don't have to make these mistakes... I already did.
Let's dig in to the good info.
1. I delayed really doing the work on Handstand because I assumed that I was past the point of getting good at it.
And, I regret that big time.
Working towards Handstand is so FUN. And, way more engaging than lifting weights.
Because you are going to gain SO much strength in the process.
2. I sought out teachers, but most of them were male.
And, they had no idea how to deal with a woman’s body or answer my questions when it came to hip placement.
If you are a woman, find a woman to help you. I promise it will make a difference. (But, the male teachers were great, too - just different.)
3. I made impossible goals instead of taking the process in tiny bite-sized moments of progress.
It’s going to take some time.
You are more than likely not going to be in the middle of the room in a Handstand by the end of a year.
But, the time will pass anyway and each year, you will be closer to the goals you long to achieve.
So, keep going. 💥
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