On the Upside (Down)
When it comes to inversions in yoga, i.e., being upside down whether on hands, forearms, or head, etc., people tend to fall in to two categories. Those who loathe inversions, usually for fear of falling, lack of control, or not knowing where they are in space, and those who love inversions.
I definitely belong to the second category! I find arm balances and inversions energizing and exhilarating at the same time. That's not to say that I sometimes don't get frustrated because of my inability to stay up long, but that's part of the fun and playfulness inversions represent.
Today I had the pleasure to attend Marcus Veda's 'On the Upside (Down)' workshop at Triyoga Camden. If you want to approach inversions in an unusual way, Marcus is your man. He is probably 10 kilos lighter than me, which undeniably helps when you are trying to get your hips over your shoulders, but his technique is second to none. And so is his core and his arms!
In addition to that, Marcus's sense of humour, banter and comments are as brilliant as his ease to get and stay upside down, which made the workshop even more enjoyable!
After 3 hours of trying to defy gravity my body feels knackered, but I am full of energy inside, determined to make inversions a regular part of my home practice.