To Headstand and Beyond!

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This Saturday, come shake up your inversion practice at Tranquil Space Arlington.

Have you ever heard a yoga teacher say “come into your inversion of choice”, and wanted a little more guidance or maybe some encouragement to try something new?

In this workshop, we’ll have the chance to explore headstand, forearm stand, handstand, and a variety of stepping stones into these poses, in depth. Learn how to work with these poses at a level that’s appropriate for your practice, and learn how you can grow your repertoire of inversions to bring into your regular practice.

As a child, I grew up in gymnastics classes and from a young age admittedly learned how to be comfortable upside down, which I know isn’t the case for every yogi. But that all shifted when I turned 12 and had a drastic growth spurt. I suddenly had these long limbs that could no longer cartwheel easily on a balance beam, and more often than not landed me on the floor. I gave up gymnastics, and it wasn’t until nearly 10 years later, in my senior year of college, that I was asked to turn upside down again in a yoga class. While frightening at first, I soon rediscovered how joyful it can be to balance upside down! Today, in my inversion practice, I’m working on sticking my handstand. When it happens, the few seconds that I’m balancing on my hands are utterly thrilling, and when it doesn’t, I know that I’ll have another opportunity the next practice.

Inversions can be invigorating, empowering, balancing, encourage a change of perspective, and have many physical benefits such as supporting blood and tissue fluid drainage. Plus, they are quite fun!

Join me Saturday for The Great Inversion Conversion and learn some new ways to turn yourself upside down.

Laura

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