In one of my recent instagram posts on arm balances, someone commented that at 52 they had kind of given up on conquering arm balances and complex yoga poses. For those wanting to pursue these, please know that despite a lifetime of fitness, dance and yoga (yoga came in and out of my life at different times), to name a few, I did not accomplish my first crow pose until I was 51. And it did NOT look like this.
I didn’t start arm balances until I was in my fifties. I injured my wrists repeatedly at first because I did not warm up enough, and I certainly did not have the hand, arm and core strength I have now, a few days away from 56. So yes, it´s possible to get stronger after 50.
On my quest for mastering handstands, I am looking at women who are older than me, some in their 60´s and even 70´s and beyond, who are rocking those handstands and poses I have not yet accomplished myself.
So, no matter what your age, please don’t let it get in the way of your goals. Even those with physical limitations are going far beyond what anyone could imagine (I follow on Instagram at least two yogis without legs, and a yogini that is missing both arms AND a leg).
My message today is, go for it, whatever that is, no matter your age.