Just can't leave this alone.
Ok so I can't get into lotus at the moment, or at least it's ill advised and even if I can, I can't bring it down. But this may be the best thing that could have happened.
I started to think how I could practice Karandavasana without the lotus. Well, I can practice Pincha Mayurasana of course., and perhaps, I thought, I could practice coming down with just my legs crossed rather than in lotus. But then I realised, I could practice going up without being in full lotus too.
Check out the video I think I may be onto something. I was getting locked up when I tried to lift/uncurl myself back up, you can see this in the first attempt on the video. But now look at all the exercises after that. It's our old favourite 'pelvis in space'. In each exercise I try to bring myself in tighter to my arms. Something seems to be happening, I'm going up. Question is, will this work when in Lotus, or can I adapt it to work in lotus. I'm not going to be able to find out for about a week.