Practicing has been great and the one thing I love about yoga is that it makes me feel so graceful. I’m enjoying learning the routines and different names, but I also want to get some poses mastered by the end of this year (maybe even in the next 6 months, as I have no idea of how long it takes to master these poses). First of all because some of the poses look so cool and second because I want to see what my body can do!
Crow pose (Bakasana)
I started to work on this pose late December 2016 and it has been so awesome seeing progress! It is a hard pose that requires a lot of arm strength so really I’m working on building that and making sure my form is correct. I’m taking it all bit by bit, but being able to hold the pose for 8 seconds feels like an amazing achievement!
Wheel pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana)
Even as a kid I’ve always thought this was an awesome move. When I first went to my TriYoga class she actually tried to teach us this, but it’s not something you master in an hour. It incorporates so much, arm strength and is also an heart opening back bend.
I can do warrior III on my right leg but my left leg is incredibly weak from a fracture from years ago that I cannot balance on it without support. I’m not sure how possible this is, but I would like to be able to manage this pose without support when standing on my left leg.
So that’s it for the poses I would like to focus on this year. Hopefully I can achieve some more, but I want these to be my main goals – anything else that comes along is a bonus.
Let me know if you have any fitness goals this year below in the comments.