"Set yourself some goals," they said. "Focus on something you can achieve and it'll stop you feeling sorry for yourself."
Before I got pregnant Pincha was my nemesis. My shoulders were so weak I could barely even hold Dolphin.. I remember hopping up onto my forearms on my bed trying to fathom how the hell it could even be possible and deciding basically... it wasn't. All my yoga teachers have said that there are some things you are built for and some you aren't, and I really believed this was one (of many) of the things I'd never be able to do.
It's amazing what you can achieve when you have enough of a Fuck You attitude. Use your anger! Work out! Go upside down in motherfucking PINCHA and get that goal done, son. 💪🤨
Ps. My arms aren't in quite the right place, I know... And my leg dropped... But I did hop up and hold for a few seconds before finding the wall, and That Is Enough for me to walk away from my practice today with a smile on my face*.
* A metaphorical smile because I don't actually do smiling any more. .
Now then, backbends.... I honestly, genuinely think I'm never going to be able to do them. 😒