say, what’s on your mind?
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I know that an important part of my practice is often finding words to explain what I experience. I also have recently discovered that writing down events in my practice is a way for me to remember interesting discoveries. For example, I have been focusing on Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana) in my home practice, and I’ve just begun trying it upside down. Or rather, standing up normally – since Shoulderstand is already an Inversion. I’ve always felt a good deal of confusion in my neck during this pose, so I’ve taken to situating my head, shoulders, and arms in aligned shoulderstand form – while standing normally. I’ve found that even taking my chin to my chest while standing requires A LOT of release in the shoulders/upper back, and that dropping my chin with strength and deliberation is something very new for my body. Trying this while standing up has altered my experience in my diaphragm, my kidneys, and yes, it’s re-animated my beloved inversion, Shoulderstand. How do you explore your poses creatively? How else can you explore inversions right-side-up? Any fun tricks you’ve learned from Boundless teachers?