The day I got inspired
Earlier this year, after attending a Acro-Yoga class, I set myself the goal of learning how to do a handstand. It took me a while to get started… but eventually I did (with a bit of support of course!).
So I started with kicking off a box against the wall, then moved on to launching ( 🙂 ) from the ground against the wall and most recently trying my hand at headstands (plus a variation).
I haven’t been practicing as much lately, however I feel like I am getting closer to coming off the wall (well… with headstands at least!).
Check out my progress videos below.
Week 1 of handstands practice – jumping off the box. I can now hold the pose for 15 secs 😆😆😆 #handstands #gym #fitness
A video posted by Miranda Kusi (@mirandakusi) on Jun 20, 2015 at 8:19am PDT
Getting off the box!:
Doing my homework. Handstands week 3/4. No more box and trying to get those feet off the wall! Thanks @ikaika86 @zafertaher for teaching 🙂 #handstands #fitness #strength #girlpower
A video posted by Miranda Kusi (@mirandakusi) on Jul 4, 2015 at 6:14am PDT
Learning how to come up slowly + first try at headstands:
Balancing and core work for the day done. This is the best way to test how strong your abs are! #headstand #balance #acrobatics #core #abs #fitness
A video posted by Miranda Kusi (@mirandakusi) on Jul 10, 2015 at 12:21am PDT
Coming closer to achieving my goal:
It’s been a long time but no progress has been lost! Moving on to unassisted headstands #headstands #fitness #abs #balance
A video posted by Miranda Kusi (@mirandakusi) on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:28am PDT
So as you can see it took me a couple of months to get from a complete beginner (and being totally afraid of getting myself upside down) to a somewhat intermediate level. Yep, nothing comes easy, but hard work and persistence pays off!
What are your fitness goals for this year? How are you progressing along? Share your experience in the comments below 🙂