I cannot, for the life of me, do a handstand when I’m feeling stressed out. A few weeks ago, I held a 57 second handstand, but last night, while in a shitastic mood, I could barely manage 20 seconds. It’s something I’ve been making note of lately.
Good mood, great handstands. Bad mood, terrible handstands (that leads me into a worse mood).
When my mind is not balanced, neither is my body. That speaks volumes about how being at peace and present in your mind affects the physical body. I’m not the type of person who can sit still and meditate, though. My meditation requires movement: running, lifting weights, I can not be still with myself.
Two days ago, I began a 365 daily practice of handstands. An hour a day for a year. Days like yesterday and today will try my patience. I think when I’m feeling like this, I will work with weights or go for a jog pre-handstand hour.
I just need to get over this hurdle.