Do you have certain poses in your yoga practice that you avoid because you dislike it, or you fear practicing it because you are not used to the sensation of the poses? Do you have poses that you avoid as much as possible and are considered your Achilles’ heel?
It’s totally normal to have certain poses in your practice that you avoid as much as you can. It can be backbends, arm balances, or inversions. Sometimes, they in turn become your vulnerabilities in your practice simply because we don’t practice them.
Of course, it is totally up to your prerogative to not have it in your practice altogether if you do not want to practice them for any reason. However, if it’s something that you wish to overcome, perhaps it’s time to start undressing your fear for a certain asana, push past your comfort zone, and start practicing them.
Personally, inversions has always been a huge fear of mine in my yoga practice. It goes beyond the fear of falling to this mental block that I can’t seem to overcome. Eventually, I knew that it was starting to hinder my yoga progress, and I knew that it is time for me to confront my fears and start working on my vulnerabilities.
Here are some tips for you to start undressing your fear and work past your comfort zone on your yoga mat: