Saturday 31st January 9am Fierce Grace Class Yoga Challenge Day 23

Another great day of the Fierce Grace yoga challenge today, between Fierce Grace and Classic, I choose Fierce Grace all the way! As well as music, there is more upper body work in FG, and today for the first time I held crow pose for several seconds. Crow has been one of those postures where I have been teetering on the edge of for my whole time practising. I remember my Dad doing this posture when I was younger and showing me how to do it. It’s one of those where it’s mostly about believing in yourself, trusting your hands to take the weight and finding balance. Easy when you know how, and once you’ve done it a few times it’s easy to get in to the posture.

Through my practice, I have helped strengthen my hands, stretched out my tendons in my little fingers (which have always been too short, and now one finger is broken and bent) and also stretched out my forearms. When I started practising, during dolphin I would experience discomfort in my forearms but as I approach the end of the 30 day yoga challenge my forearms are straighter and flatter.