Child Rearing, Cooking, Crafting and Yoga
Did you at least make it past the 15 min mark this time, or did Mia's Catstand cut it even shorter?
Yeah, it was definitely longer than 15 minutes. I should start timing myself. I'd say probably 35 minutes or so. I'll post a link to the series so that when I say where I stopped, you can see what asanas I did that day.
Great job! I had a little help in my seated forwrad folds today as my little girl pushed on my back. Then we had a short break for nursing, and daddy took her so I could move onto working on my handstands! I haven't done a hand stand in a very long time. After I finished, my girl started walking (she never took more than a few steps before today)! I like to think my handstands inpired her.I don't know how your girsl react to a second yoga mat, but I lay one out beside mine so baby can have a place to sit. She seems to like the tesxture, and she prefers her own to mine.
I have an extra mat, wouldn't hurt to try! That would be great if my girls preferred my crappy green travel mat to my regular practice mat. Congrats on the handstand! I tried one recently. It wasn't pretty, but mine never were! It was against the wall, so, I don't know if that even counts. How old is your little one? Yay for first steps! How exciting!
My girl is 11.5 months! I actually tried doing a HIGHLY adapted astangha-like practice way back in Feburary. I didn't go very far, and I think my body just wasn't ready. Plus, now that I've lost about 10 or 15 pounds since then, I feel much stronger! I can't even do one chtararanga though. I don't push myself though. I learned the practice from a Viniyoga teacher though, so I have a lot of adaptations going on to support my shoulders, which have a history of instability.Headstand against the way - totally counts! I may add the wall just to give myself more time to work on it. At the moment, I can only hold it about a breath. Plus, the baby can't be in the room when I try it free standing as sometimes I flail! (very gracefully, of course :-) )I've noticed that since the birth, my inversions are more solid. It's like my core shifted in such a way that it is more stable now.
Headstand I can do away from the wall. It's handstand that gives me problems. I've found that all my inversions are harder since the babies. Without my core strength, I feel floppy. It's like trying to balance a cooked noodle.