An international yoga instructor writes a healthy living blog with an emphasis on yoga.

Jump to the Front of the Mat

It's been a while since I've created a yoga gif, but the other day I remembered when I first started jumping to the front of the yoga mat during sun salutations and I really struggled. It was almost as if I didn't trust myself to bring my feet to my hands - I remember being scared that my wrists would break. So I would jump with the best intentions, but the fear and lack of core and upper body strength would hold me back, and my feet would only make it to the middle of the mat. I wanted to post this for anyone reading this who is struggling to make it to the top of the mat. Keep practicing, keep building core and upper body strength, and most importantly, trust yourself and let go of any fears.