What’s pop’n, ninjas!?! This past year I’ve become obsessed with training my hand-balancing skills. If I could give up all my other calisthenics skills to become a master at handstands…I totally would!
This week’s edition of Workout Wednesday is a routine based around several different handstand drills I have been practicing this year that have helped me improve at this magical skill. Check it out:
In other news, today is the first day that I officially become a Vegan. I have been experimenting with vegetarian/vegan diets since becoming a yoga instructor in 2011 but never could fully bring myself to commit to the lifestyle.
Recently, I reconnected with a wonderful friend from Los Angeles, who has been a Vegan for the last year and a half and is completely devoted to the cause. I told her my apprehension about fully committing to the cause, and she recommended I watch a movie called “Earthlings.” She said it would be difficult to watch, but that it was a very honest portrayal of the torture and mass slaughter animals are subjected to every minute of every day just so we can eat meat.
Watching that movie was all it took to strengthen my resolve and join this cause. I am not here to preach to any of you to also join in, but I wanted to hold myself accountable for these actions by broadcasting my intentions to all of my readers today.
I am both nervous and excited about making this change in my life. I know at first it will be difficult to adjust, but in time, it will just be as ingrained in my lifestyle as training calisthenics. It is something that I must do for my physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. I want to do everything I can to reduce my carbon footprint and be a voice for these tortured living beings. We are all Earthlings, after all. ❤
Love & light, ninjas!