POSE OF THE DAY: HANDSTAND IN LOTUS POSE

Like any other tree pose, Adho Mukha Vrksasana in Padmasana, or Handstand in Lotus Pose, helps build strength, stability, and a calm body and soul. For beginners, it’s recommended to practice this pose against a wall for stability, until your body is able to balance itself.
 
 There are many benefits for doing this asana as it helps in strengthening every part of your body, helping you to create a more stable and calm body. Your shoulders and arms get a deep stretch, as well all the bones in your body receiving a soothing massage.
 
This pose is as much a mental exercise as it is a physical one. The beautiful and talented Josie Schweitzer says “I remember first seeing this pose, and thinking you had to be some sort of magician to achieve it. My mind set was "it's never going to happen." so it never did. Until one day I shifted the way I thought about it. I told myself it was possible, and with practice, patience, and a few profanities...it clicked.
 
Stay persistent., and you’ll be able to master this pose, as well as anything you put your mind to. 
(Josie pictures above)


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