Important lesson learned today:
The new time-lapse feature on iOS8 is not good for taking a time lapse of a yoga practice. Definitely better suited for glacier movement.
Since I have lots of energy from my morning coffee, I might as well get this post out of the way. As you may have noticed (or maybe not, I don’t pretend that I’m that important), I have not been doing handstands for the past few days. I made a decision earlier this week to put my handstand practice on hold, perhaps for a little while, perhaps for a long time, I don’t know.
I often joke that one of the most important things college has taught me is knowing when to give up. It’s true - I have learned that after an hour of beating my head against the wall working on a problem, I should get up, walk away, and come back to it later. Taking a week off my handstands last week because of some hip troubles and seeing those hip problems pretty much go away as a result made me really sit and think about why I’m doing what I’m doing. Obviously I don’t want to cite a cause and effect relationship (correlation does not equal causation), but my hip pain was definitely correlated to me doing handstands.
And perhaps it wasn’t the handstands themselves but me not doing them right. I’m not trying to blame anything. What I’m trying to say is that I realized that handstands are not helping my body and they are not helping to make me an overall happier and better person. They are making more competitive and show-off-ish, which is not what I want in my life.
Thus, I am using one of my well honed skills and saying that it’s time to step back and do something else for a while. Yoga seems like a nice thing to be doing, so I’ll get back into that. Maybe in a month or two I’ll go back to handstands, but maybe I won’t and that’s totally ok too.
I bought a moka coffee maker last night and gave it a try this morning (to be fair, I brewed a pot last night and tossed it, like the instructions said). Holy cow does that thing make a strong cup of coffee! I definitely cannot drink the whole pot because I will probably have a heart attack then. Uffda!
On the bright side, though, I have energy for daaayyysssss…