I can't do a handstand

Handstands are everywhere on yoga social media. Sometimes it feels like you are not a bona fide yoga teacher unless you have a handstand photo (preferably in some exotic location) on you social media pages.

I can’t do a handstand - and I don’t care.

But it hasn’t always been like that. When I first started posting content on social media I felt that I had to be able to handstand in order to be taken seriously. So I started to practice. Not as part of a yoga class - just in order to be able to handstand. Then I had a lightbulb moment. I don’t like handstands, and I’m not going to waste my time practicing drills to enable me to do one. I’m going to stop comparing myself to other yoga teachers, and focus on what I am good at; what people come to my classes for.

Some yogis can do incredible things with their bodies - and then there’s the rest of us. Those of us who just like to feel a little bit stronger and more flexible, and who need to have some time without our minds spinning and racing, who enjoy time with likeminded people, and would like to experience a feeling of calm gently expanding into our lives.

I like being in that group.

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