Crane / bakasana
|Ok. 90-year-old lady can do it. About time I can, too!|
|We'll work on picking my legs up next...|
Now, those ladies look all svelte and purdy. I'm not so impressive. I look more like this ...
|Hey, at least I can do a shoulder stand, right?|
Plus... I have no talent for balance. Not only am I just inherently unbalanced, but about a year and a half a ago, my back went out, causing permanent nerve damage in my lower right leg. Basically, I'm numb from my knee to my toes on the front side of my leg. Most days, I barely notice. But, in yoga -- I see a huge difference on my abilities from one side of my body to the other -- especially during balance poses. I feel like a bumbling idiot whenever we get to a one-legged pose on my right side! I try not to notice the other people in the room (like a good yoga practitioner). But I still get frustrated when I see all those steady airplane poses around me, and I'm coming in for a crash landing!
My geek yoga-self is working on these poses next.
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