Stumbling Bumbling Handstand Journey #atozchallenge

A Whimsical Medley – Is my theme for the A to Z Challenge !! Hope you smile today πŸ™‚
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It’s been over a year since I have been jumping around the wall almost every evening, practicing distorted cartwheels, with hope that someday my core will hold my legs up. I desperately wanted to do some anti gravity funky stuff, you know like a Handstand.

So when one fine February evening, my feet actually were up on the wall, even for a second, it felt like magic!! Took me about 50 jumps before I could hold it in that position. I was sweaty, huffing puffing, on the verge of crying … nothing like the gorgeous intructor on Youtube!! Damn they never sweat or what!!

Of course the next thing I did was to take a video, and post it on instagram… pretending that it’s no big deal. Like my wrists aren’t cursing me or my shoulders weren’t going through hell. But hey, it all worked out.

So how I go about it everyday? I start with cardio, because you need to warm up. I put on some bollywood song, swing my hands, kick my feet, sway my waist, not a pretty sight I tell you. Then some downward dog to low plank transition, just to wake up the wrists. Then come the Planks which somedays I spend lying on the floor watching fitness videos in hope that someday I will be able to do it without pausing {ha ha ha}. Once I am done with all, I try handstand, which is jumping back and forth, against the wall, untill my feet are up atleast for about 5 to 10 breaths.

That’s how Yogis break in the new house 
And then I lie down, in Savasana (the corpse pose), thinking about a packet Cheetos hidden in some corner of the kitchen cabinet.


Along with ClaireParul and Shalini we have formed an Unconventional Alliance with A to Z co-host Pam Margolis as the ring leader … all set to rock the party.

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23 thoughts on “Stumbling Bumbling Handstand Journey #atozchallenge

  1. Apparently I have been confusing handstand with headstand. Can't do either yet. But practicing yoga more regularly is on my to-do list. Hey – I think you just solved my Y topic for me. Thanks!

  2. Apparently I have been confusing handstand with headstand. Can't do either yet. But practicing yoga more regularly is on my to-do list. Hey – I think you just solved my Y topic for me. Thanks!

  3. Raji, exercise is over rated! Nah, just teasing ya. πŸ™‚ I love using my elliptical whenever I get a chance. I can't do handstands anymore, but most other things I can do. Fitness and good health go hand in hand with new benefits uncovered by scientists all the time. So, keep it up, my friend! Thanks for visiting through the #A2Z challenge.

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    All Things Vintage: Hershey chocolate #AprilA2Z

  4. Ah, to be young and so flexible. As Michele said, attempting something like that would probably kill me. Good that you can do these things, Amazing, in fact!

  5. I must say that it is a pretty picture, ultimately πŸ™‚ There was a time I was Bollywood dancing and our instructor tried to get us to do this. I completely panicked, and didn't even attempt to do this! So kudos to you!!

  6. Phew, that is a lot of hard work. I prefer visuals to practicals, especially with a bowl of munchies on my lap, feels good to watch people work out….very inspiring I tell you πŸ˜‰
    Cheers!
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

  7. I was just about to go in for my Yoga session when I took a quick peek at the posts. Now I just have to go and stand on my shoulders ( I love sarvangasana)

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