I hope you like the new name of my blog! I didn't want to change my domain but thought the island girl part of my blog name needed to go. I'm not saying I will never visit another island again, but the type of travel I will be doing is likely to change at least for a while. You can read my previous post to see why I have become disillusioned with visiting tropical islands especially if the UV rays are very high which most are. I live in Florida as it is so I get more than enough UV rays already!
The photo of me at the top of this post was taken on the Big Island of Hawaii during my first yoga training. I am doing a headstand or sirsasana which is something I have always enjoyed. When I was a little kid I would do them several times a day for quite a while. I learned during my training that they can give a person a natural high. Please be very careful trying this pose as you can get hurt! I'm not saying you can't learn to do it but it needs to be done with supervision as with all yoga poses.
I mentioned in my last post that I have an advanced yoga teacher certification. I taught yoga for short period of time about five years ago. I enjoyed it but learned that turning a hobby into a job is not a good idea for me. I am very interested in becoming involved with yoga again!
Here I am in another balancing pose called warrior III taken on Pine Island Beach in Florida:
Here I am with a lovely girl I met from Singapore just a few minutes before practicing Natarajasana on a beach in Phuket, Thailand:
The last photo is of me in a modified version of sitting half spinal twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana). While visiting Chiang Mai in Thailand I visited a very fun museum called Art in Paradise. My friend took this photo and told me this would be a good place to go into a yoga pose.
I thought I would share three easy tips for improving your balance especially in yoga poses.
1. Breathe! People tend to hold their breath when they're trying to balance and it's very important to breathe. Try it. It will help!
2. Find a focal point. Focus on something that is not moving and keep your eyes on it during the entire time you are trying to maintain your balance and hold a pose.
3. Think of your foot as a triangle. Your little toe and big toe are the top of the triangle in your heel is the bottom. If you feel yourself losing balance. Readjust your stance to take advantage of these three areas so you won't lose your footing :)
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet. I hope these tips help you. I would love some feedback on my new blog name and your thoughts on my yoga balancing tips.
Have a great week!