Today marks the end of the 30 Day Mindful Yoga Practice for me. Refection time: There was tons of progress, but not always in my chosen pose (Mermaid). Over the last 30 days, in addition to working on the pose, I also concentrated on my focus during practice. I strived to "let go" and to "be in the moment." Somewhere along the way, I found my headstand. It's more solid some days than others, and it's still a work in progress. I attribute it to the mindful focus for this project. Also, and this is huge for me, I found arm stand for the very first time. It was a fluke too. I was doing a video practice, and Candace went into arm stand. I thought, "What the hell," and gave it a whirl. I was against the wall, so the balance was minimal, but there I was on my arms! Now, I'm a little obsessed with being upside down. I'm working on handstand too. I feel like my practice has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 30 days all in all.
In Mermaid, I gained flexibility and balance. I'm happy with that. I chose this pose as a gauge for my tight hips, to see how well I am loosening them. I'll continue to do this as my practice grows. This was fun.