A Dream Among Dreams: Taking On Yoga’s Headstand

by julie on July 10, 2012

“Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality.
If you can dream it, you can make it so.”

I dream a lot, but one dream stood out recently: I saw myself  in a handstand position – whirling my legs around like I was an acrobatic superstar.

Um, yeah right. I love yoga, but I’m a self-proclaimed beginner and  I shy away from balancing poses. To be honest, I (sometimes maybe) roll my eyes as the yogis doing headstands in class. They are so darn coordinated and strong – it’s annoying! 

BUT seeing myself doing a headstand in my dream, I felt strong and empowered. Imagine hanging upside down like a monkey? Imagine whirling your legs like walking on clouds?

Inversion poses like headstands have great hidden health benefits too. By allowing blood to circulate from the toes to the head, the increased blood circulation to the brain can improve brain function, including intelligence and memory! The pose may also relieve mild stress and depression. 

I’m officially taking on YOGA’S HEADSTAND POSE as my next REM Runner challenge. Wish me luck, balance, strength and concentration! 

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Christine July 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm

You can ABSOLUTELY do this! I was so afraid of headstand for many years…it just took one teacher to spend a few minutes with me after class….falling several times and realizing I won’t get hurt…and the realization that I was stronger than I realized. You’ve totally got this!!

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julie July 12, 2012 at 1:58 am

Thank you, Christine! This makes me feel so much better. I’m excited to overcome my fears! Namaste, Julie

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TheDreamer July 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Hmmm, I just been thinking of getting an inversion table….

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julie July 12, 2012 at 1:56 am

Cool! :-)

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Debbie July 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm

:) Best of Luck with the headstand. For my inversion – I choose “legs up against the wall!”

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julie July 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I love legs up the wall too!

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