A Headstand

Today, I added one more thing to the list of things I never thought I’d be able to do, a headstand.

It was a calm, quiet morning at the beach. I enjoyed breakfast and conversation with some of the ladies, then headed out to Inlet Yoga. When I checked in, the instructor said we’d be working on headstands. I wasn’t thrilled, but knew I’d showed up for the workout and gosh darnit, I was doing it.

I settled in to the practice, a Hatha class, and found a breathing balance. Next thing I knew, we were getting started with the process to get into a headstand. When the instructor asked who wanted to try one, I shook my hand and gave in. The only one who attempted it, I felt empowered and ready. Shaking, but ready.

Kim came over and helped me get into the position. I lifted my right leg, then my left. She guided me to learn my legs are longer than I thought and I was on the wall. I pulled my feet back, and up I went.

A headstand.

This girl.

She’s quite a different woman than she was two years ago.

And it’s making me want to lean in.

I’ve got this, and maybe I am there.

It started with one simple class to learn to breathe, and now I am trying headstands.

2 thoughts on “A Headstand”

  1. I’m so proud of you Becky! I know girls in my yoga class who are in their 20s that refuse to even TRY a headstand! I remember when I first attempted one; I was scared beyond belief and when I finally got into one, I was shaky, but it felt WONDERFUL, and yes, quite empowering 🙂
    Keep up that progress!

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