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!”
Forrest Yoga Guardian Catherine Allen is just as happy on her hands as on her feet! 🙂
See more of Catherine’s Forrest Yoga handstand action
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.