Concentration, Breath & Repetition

FullSizeRender 11 When I saw this asana, I fell in love with it and really wanted to try it out.

I never imagined it would be so hard.  Lifting the arm and keeping that balance seemed imposible, I kept on falling and falling.

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It rally took a lot of core work, breath control, slow movements and concentration.

FullSizeRender 10First I went into a tripod headstand, then I started to twist my torso to be able to place my knee on my other elbow.

Once my elbow was stable on my knee, I started to walk my free hand away from me to the side. My free hand was still bearing a lot of weigh, so I went on my tipi fingers before I lifted it and then slowly started to lift it.
FullSizeRender 8Meanwhile, my drishti or my sight was staring straight into the hand that was holding my knee to help my balance, and my core & legs were actively engaged.  Then I held the asana for a couple of seconds… and fell again.

 

 

Practice makes better, so never give up!