Sometimes people avoid certain poses, ones in which they don’t look their best or are afraid of hurting themselves in. They focus instead on the poses they know well and never look beyond them. But staying within your comfort zone is a sure way to limit progression.
Yoga asana is training for life. Use this time to overcome fear on your mat and it will pay off in the rest of your life. Focus on aligning your breath with your movements and lining up your muscles and bones the way they are naturally designed. Begin with this foundation regularly and a pose that once seemed very difficult will soon be part of your daily practice.
The breath is an important component of all the asanas -- if there is no breath, there is no Yoga. If you stop breathing in kick and float, you won’t clear the fear and will have difficulty progressing to full handstand. You’ll also increase the risk of injury. Align your movements with your breath and you’ll find lightness in your body and a mind that allows you to float.
Kick and float from the ground up
Kick 10 times on this side, then move to the other. Finish with balasana, child’s pose.