my first headstand..
my first handstand..
my first side crow.. mine wasn't quite as pretty as this. but I'm getting there!
but as time went on and I practiced on a regular basis, I wasn't mastering many firsts because the majority of the poses I had usually tried at one time or another. now, I have developed a new concept for firsts and I don't classify them as a completely new skill but taking a pose to a new level. that could include something as simple as a longer hold or even a smile!
for example, some recent firsts include..
*binding my side angle pose
*achieving balance for the complete hold of eagle pose on both sides
*taking my 100th chaturanga of the class with a smile! (maybe not quite 100, but sometimes it really feels like it!)
these simple goals and achievements make my practice that much more rewarding. I just can't get enough yoga. class today was phenomenal- although it felt kinda like a yoga bootcamp? steph incorporated lots of lovely yogi push ups and core exercises to get us sweatin'.
*all photos from yoga journal