Hi folks! New to the forum here, first post.
I'm looking for some help or insight into getting over my fear of tipping over, head over heels, falling, etc. Specifically getting into poses such as plow, headstands, handstands.
I'm fairly new to yoga, been practicing on and off for a couple of years but have jumped fully back on board practicing in a hot yoga studio 4-6 days a week since December.
Even as a child, I have never been good with the tipping feeling. Tipping on a chair terrifies me, I've never been able to do a somersault as I'm terrified of falling over myself. I can get into a shoulder stand, and keep my body straight up into the air while supporting my lower back, but the second I start to slowly work my legs back, I get the "tipping" feeling and then panic and either pull back or fall over. I've been working on tripod headstand the last couple of weeks, and can get my legs half way up with knees at 90, but the second I move to bring one leg up and feel the falling sensation, I over compensate in fear and lose balance.
Any tips on getting over this fear?