Asana Alphabet

Asana Matece Skow

This week’s letter for the ‪#‎asanaalphabet‬ is “I” for inaccessible. Urdhva Dhanurasana, and back ends in general, have been a source of confusion for me. My mind understands the theory and alignment, but getting that understanding into the cells and nervous system of this body of mine is a different story. I am part of 20% of the population who has a 6th lumbar vertebrae, which I thought would increase my range of motion but actually just creates a lot of instability for my lower back. However, with that in mind, with an attitude of ‪#‎lovingkindness‬ for my limitations, here I go, continually trying. As the saying goes in yoga: “Maybe tomorrow.”