I tried headstand for the first time with the help of my yoga teacher in 2011.
How unnatural and hard! I thought back then. This is so NOT my thing.
Still I started to practice it (because it was my next yoga asana to learn).
Then I got pregnant and almost two years went by.
In 2013 I started to practice headstand again. After I had read that headstand is “the king of all yoga asanas”. And after my friend had told that she had started to sleep better after learning how to do it. And after daily pain in my legs had become my everyday companion (I always feel sleep debt first in my legs). So I started to accustom myself to be my head upside down but still my feet firmly on the floor.
In 2014 I finally had courage to lift my legs totally up. Even thought I did it against the wall it was a big thing for me. The biggest thing was that, against my expectations, it felt natural.
While standing there my head against the floor and my legs pointing the ceiling I felt how all the tiredness flowed away from my feet. And when I came down all that I felt in my mind was peace and calmness. Amazed by the incredible feeling I said to myself: Damn, I´m gonna learn this all the way!
In January 2015 I did it for the first time: headstand without any kind of support.
After that it has become a thing that I do every day at some point. I do it because I want to. Because the feeling in my body and mind is just so good after that. I feel energetic but calm. I´m addicted to that feeling!
I turn 35 this year.
For the first time I notice that my aging makes me to do things. I want to show to myself that I´m still capable. Capable of doing everything I want.
In the battle against the negative effects of aging it´s important to have ways that help you to keep your body & mind strong and active.
Today I realized that to me learning headstand actually means getting ready for aging.
It helps me to feel alive. It makes me strong, calm and capable.
It’s a great way to keep me in a good shape both mentally and physically.
I´m so happy that I didn´t give up back in 2011!