Feeling like things are happening with my Kapo at the moment. Able to go back much slower now bringing my arms over and almost hanging before I land. Might have something to do with trying the hips forward of the knees approach or perhaps the legs and feet parallel. Supposedly a lot of disagreement about the hips/knees thing. I figure my hips are going to go back anyway so if I can start with them further forward to limit the effect than that's all to the good.
Trying, too, to keep my elbows in though without much success. Just taking them over my head now in my chair, both elbows in and out to check the effect. Really hard to keep them in but when you do something happens, what is that? Is it bringing the chest up more, somethings going on. Elbows out everything just seems to stop but elbows in there's the feeling that there's more to come. I know I know this isn't very clear. Here's a slow mo of the arms going over from the video above.
I'm going back slow enough, I'm pretty much hanging, there should be time for me to reach back for my ankles but something is stopping me reaching back further, what is that. I'm thinking Elbows In might be the key. I suspect it brings the chest up even further and allows you to curve around more. need to visit YouTube.No, scratch that, just watched Owl's glorious Kapo on flickr and her elbows are out wide, yet her legs are up straight as you like. When I go back my hips go back too, taking me further away from my feet. How then to keep the hips above the knees.
How about this from Anna Nuotio her kapo starts 2:45 in. She seems to kind of jut her hips forward just as she bends back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUJBxARDSVs
"Hips above knees, hips above knees"