Since last week, I am now able to maintain a crude, admittedly ugly, but nonetheless genuine: Wheel pose.
My first experience with Yoga was a year and a half ago on day4 of my first P90X round. I remember being floored by how difficult/impossible it all was.
But I stuck with it. Because after each session, I felt very, very good. Yoga clearly complemented all the stress induced-trauma of P90X, Insanity and Tennis. Without the Yoga, I know I would be sidelined from injury lunging for tennis balls and doing all those plyo and resistance routines.
Over the course of time, difficult/impossible moves were mastered. Warrior 3 is now routine. P90X-2 core/leg strengthening made it an easy move. Crane? I can’t remember how many times I fell on my head falling out of Crane. Somewhere in Round 3 or 4, I became able to hold it for 60 seconds, with great difficulty. Now–I’m not kidding–it’s easy.
And now I can add Wheel to my repertoire. Oh, not to worry, there’s still infinite room for improvement. But I’m very pleased and a bit surprised by this turn of events.