There's something magical about inversions. According to yogic myth & tradition, practicing inversions was a key to longevity. They build focus, core strength, balance and invite us to flip our perspective (literally & figuratively), getting us out of our heads and into the present moment.
Most of us though, whether new to yoga or long-time practitioners, have a fear or story about inversions:
- No way! Can't do it.
- I'll fall on my head.
- I'm not strong enough.
- I'll look like an idiot
Staring down those limiting voices and daring to kick up anyway is a powerful way to break down old beliefs of what you're capable of and a great adrenaline rush.
It wasn't until I found Forrest Yoga though that I learned how to gradually build the comfort and strength to safely and successively go upside-down.
Summer Inversion Challenge
Join me and fellow practitioners & teachers daily on Instagram and Facebook starting Monday, July 10th and continuing through Monday, July 31st for daily inspiration, tips, prep poses and practice with options for all levels. We'll not only try out modifications for the big inversions like Handstand and Forearm Balance but practice basic moves, stretches and strength builders to get your body ready.
Find encouragement, support, lots of fun and answers for all your questions about going upside down.
To join the challenge, whether you make through 1 day or all 22:
- Follow me on Instagram (@lisadayyoga) &/or Facebook (@lisadayyoga) and tag me in your posts
- Post the photo below to your page and invite your friends to join
- Post daily or as you can. I'll post a photo or video the day before of the next day's pose(s). Don't worry if you aren't yet able to do each posture. Listen to your body and do what you can each day. You might just be surprised at how much you're capable of.
- Tag your photos: #fromfeartopossibility #summerinversionchallenge #forrestyoga