Photo: In shoulderstand by Caterina's photos
Pose of the day: shoulder stand aka salamba sarvangasana. This is one of my favourite poses now that I'm not throwing myself up into it and getting lower back pain (you'd think I'd be getting pain in the neck). I used to use the momentum of rocking back and forth to basically throw myself up but I've since learned to just use my core and lift, then slowly pull myself down in reverse. It's such a great feeling when poses fall into place like this, like anything in life, but I did have to put in the effort to get there and of course having great teachers. My core still needs a lot of work though (as well as my upper body strength).
Today is a good day. My man arrived safely in Chicago and I caught up with all my favourite people while doing my favourite things - morning run, yoga, coffee, hanging with my kitties in the sun and hooping.
I love Sadie Nardini's YouTube clips, check out her version to rock a healthy shoulderstand below.