Richard Freeman Ashtanga yoga The Intermediate series DVD
HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET BACK UP AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Much happier with my final KaranD position. Shoulders are a little further from my hands and it feels more comfortable. I still need to make my lotus tighter and deeper and curl it in closer to my arms but that will come.
I've also been coming down slower and with more control, though not so much in the video below, which was around my sixth this morning and I was getting tired. I wanted to do a close up though and from this low angle, so I could look at it more closely.
So it's better, it doesn't look far off, but how the hell do you get back up again. You can't start uncurling from that position, somehow you have to get your hips up so you can begin to uncurl the lotus.
I've tried to bring the shoulders up, tried moving back through, Tried Susan's, bringing the knees towards each other, pushing down on my hands........ nothing moves, it's all locked up.
I've been watching the YouTube video's I listed earlier over and over, but can't see where the return motion begins. What info I do find on Karandavasana online is pretty scarce and mostly deals with getting down into it rather than getting back up. The most you get, as usual, is the ubiquitous "engage the bandhas" ...... OK, then what?
But shouldn't complain, am actually more than happy with where I am now and wont be too disappointed if I don't get it. It will come, and that will be a good day. In fact am becoming confident enough now that I'm able to come away from the wall, couldn't have imagined that a week ago. So thanks Richard for the motivation.
So I cant go back..... but what if I swing/push forward a little to create some momentum and then swing back.....Hmmmmm