Stumbling Bumbling Handstand Journey #atozchallenge

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It's been over a year since I have been jumping around the wall almost every evening, practicing distorted cartwheels, with hope that someday my core will hold my legs up. I desperately wanted to do some anti gravity funky stuff, you know like a Handstand.

So when one fine February evening, my feet actually were up on the wall, even for a second, it felt like magic!! Took me about 50 jumps before I could hold it in that position. I was sweaty, huffing puffing, on the verge of crying ... nothing like the gorgeous intructor on Youtube!! Damn they never sweat or what!!

Of course the next thing I did was to take a video, and post it on instagram... pretending that it's no big deal. Like my wrists aren't cursing me or my shoulders weren't going through hell. But hey, it all worked out.

So how I go about it everyday? I start with cardio, because you need to warm up. I put on some bollywood song, swing my hands, kick my feet, sway my waist, not a pretty sight I tell you. Then some downward dog to low plank transition, just to wake up the wrists. Then come the Planks which somedays I spend lying on the floor watching fitness videos in hope that someday I will be able to do it without pausing {ha ha ha}. Once I am done with all, I try handstand, which is jumping back and forth, against the wall, untill my feet are up atleast for about 5 to 10 breaths.

That's how Yogis break in the new house 
And then I lie down, in Savasana (the corpse pose), thinking about a packet Cheetos hidden in some corner of the kitchen cabinet.

Along with ClaireParul and Shalini we have formed an Unconventional Alliance with A to Z co-host Pam Margolis as the ring leader ... all set to rock the party.

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  1. I was just about to go in for my Yoga session when I took a quick peek at the posts. Now I just have to go and stand on my shoulders ( I love sarvangasana)

  2. Phew, that is a lot of hard work. I prefer visuals to practicals, especially with a bowl of munchies on my lap, feels good to watch people work out....very inspiring I tell you ;)
    @KalaRavi16 from

  3. I must say that it is a pretty picture, ultimately :) There was a time I was Bollywood dancing and our instructor tried to get us to do this. I completely panicked, and didn't even attempt to do this! So kudos to you!!

  4. I have tried it and did not even go up ...though I can do some others. This one sure is tough. Great going!!

  5. Cheetos is good motivation material :) Clueless about yoga but that looks seriously impressive! Kudos!


  6. Lol! You cracked me up with the mention of Cheetos! Funny.
    Wow, i'm impressed. I'd kill myself trying to do that stuff!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you!

    Michele at Angels Bark

  7. All I can say is that you are AMAZING!

  8. Ah, to be young and so flexible. As Michele said, attempting something like that would probably kill me. Good that you can do these things, Amazing, in fact!

  9. You are amazing. It is unbelievable, the things you do.

  10. Raji, exercise is over rated! Nah, just teasing ya. :) I love using my elliptical whenever I get a chance. I can't do handstands anymore, but most other things I can do. Fitness and good health go hand in hand with new benefits uncovered by scientists all the time. So, keep it up, my friend! Thanks for visiting through the #A2Z challenge.

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    All Things Vintage: Hershey chocolate #AprilA2Z

  11. OMG!! I admire you so much more now!

    G for GoodBye

  12. LOL, amazing, congratulations! I couldn't do it, not now, but maybe in my twenties. LOL

    Happy A to Z ing! Yay, the weekend's here! :)
    Ninga Minion @YolandaRenee from
    Defending The Pen
    Murderous Imaginings

  13. Have you tried having your upper back closer to the wall (touching the wall)? It will help with balance until your core muscles are stronger and it won't put as much strain on your shoulders. Girl Who Reads

  14. Pretty sure I couldn't do that anymore. Good for you.

    Susan Says

  15. Congrats on being upside down. I'm with the others, don't know if I could do that anymore or not. Not sure I'm going to try to find out.

    Visiting from A-Z

  16. I am most impressed! I have never been able to do a handstand and the one time I ever did a front walkover , I broke my foot ( I was 15).

  17. I've got positional vertigo in my left ear. I have a strong feeling I'd fall over to the left if I tried that. LOL
    Impromptu Promptlings

  18. Apparently I have been confusing handstand with headstand. Can't do either yet. But practicing yoga more regularly is on my to-do list. Hey - I think you just solved my Y topic for me. Thanks!

  19. Apparently I have been confusing handstand with headstand. Can't do either yet. But practicing yoga more regularly is on my to-do list. Hey - I think you just solved my Y topic for me. Thanks!

  20. I envy you enough. Go away, you! :P

  21. Woman! Are you here to make us laugh or laugh at us?
    P.S: If only I could bend my body half of yours, I'd be dancing with joy!


  22. Cheeetos after work out should be great eh? Frankly my mouth was wide open while I was watching your pic.Do you mind if I ask your body is made of rubber? :-P.And, I love your razor sharp wit in every post.Your posts are hearty-laugh-guaranteed!

  23. you and your yoga poses! grrr...


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