How to get up, into and out of hand-balancing poses so that they become part of the flow in your Vinyasa instead of the place where it breaks down.
The beauty of these poses is not in the shape we create but how they bring your concentration into sharp focus, controlling the wandering mind (citta vritti). In this way they really are about taking your practice to the next level- from asana to dharana on the eight-limbed path. The poses often seem so elusive but we will be looking at what you can be doing to still “do” the pose without necessarily reaching the “full version.” Each pose has its stages and each is a valid expression of the asana. The skills we need apply to all.
The great sage George Clinton (nearly) said it right, “Still your mind and your ass will follow.” With some tips, tools, techniques and tricks, we can begin to unstick the sticky parts of your upside-down abhyasa, without ever losing sight of the intention behind your practice.