So 40 days ago I honestly couldn’t really handstand away from the wall. I had a total mental block about challenging gravity. This morning when I took this picture I knew that the fear that had once been inside me has now gone and it has been replaced with a sense of playfulness. Face your fears. Live your dreams. Nothing in life is what it seems.
Hi! I’d like to send you my story and pics…I started the challenge yesterday so it’s still early days but it couldn’t have come at a better time for me as I prepare for the Forrest Yoga Teacher Training in Hong Kong in September. This is the blog I posted on my blog spot… Susan McFadzean, English Teacher, South Korea.
“I came to Korea in the hopes of getting lost, lost in a new culture, lost in a new experience….and lost I certainly have become. Not in the sense that I initially intended, however. I came to Korea to save up money to do the Forrest Teacher Training, and come hell or high water, extensions or no extensions I will do it. However, I seem to have become slightly lost along the way. After letting go of someone that I truly cared about and then trying to get my head around meeting new people, I have become extremely disillusioned and more importantly
disconnected to my Self. So I
have started doing the 108 Day Yoga Challenge, and the 365 handstand challenge and have started going to the temple every week…so far so good, I am still struggling, but am starting to feel more connected to my sacred energy, and starting to get my confidence back again.
Over the last few weeks I have become more in tune, more aware of the essence of what it is that I’m doing with my life, and even though I still feel
cloudy and unsure of myself, I am trying to follow my gut and go with what I know to be true for me. I have only begun to learn to ‘stand on my own two hands’ but I will get there one arm balance and inversion at a time!”
hi, my name is tristan, I’m 22 years old, currently living in northern norway.
Yesterday was norway’s national day, and was celebrated to the maximum, starting the day with suns, then slack lining, playing on trampolines, eating steak and raw vegetables on the BBQ with my friends, and swimming in the ocean. Truly i have just played all day. I’m starting to come to terms with my greatest ambition – freedom to play in every day.
The handstand challenge inspired us to get upside down in class here in Juneau Alaska last night. When teaching, getting people upside down is such a cool way to hit the reset button on their energy, attitude, outlook etc. and get your class to move from slumped and dragging to moving and breathing in a way that brings energy quantity and quality back up. Handstand is my reset button! This picture is in an ice cave in the Mendenhall glacier.
Brighten up the next 365 days!…. Join our Wind Horse challenge. Do a handstand, down dog at the wall, forearm balance or dolphin at the wall every day for a year and report back to us about your journey.
Get playful upside down, change your perspective! AND if you can’t make it to Wind Horse this year, you can still feel part of the tribe with this challenge!
Send your pictures and stories and we’ll post them.After your playful inversion, maybe SIGN UP for Wind Horse!