I have finally conquered my fear / apprehension / caution / whatever it was, and did my first ever headstand on Sunday! Then yesterday, for the very first time, I managed to hold a forearm stand unaided and for nearly 10 breaths. So empowering, so exhilarating! Upside down suddenly makes all the sense.

It got me thinking and reminded me of the importance of PRACTICE, PATIENCE and CONSISTENCY. of the value of failure. That clarity arrives in its own time.

I put the work in. Day in, day out (more or less). Forever it didn't work, nothing really happened. Then suddenly, as if out of the blue -- bam and it worked! Only because it failed so many times before. Another sweet little victory. Over me, my doubts, my fears and my shadows. Om namah shivaya!