Wasn't going to post this because there are too many things wrong with it. But then I figured that never stopped me with my jump back videos, it's all work in progress. Kino's DVD should turn up soon and I'll have a more current model to work from. Mine is more of a Swensonish version, though I forget to bring my head between my arms when I first bend forward. Struggling with getting my head all the through my arms actually.
I don't hold the lift for long or take it as high as usual, probably because I was conscious of the camera. Half the time when I try to take it high I slip off my arms and land on my arm if I'm lucky or my chin if I'm not. Sweaty gaijin.
I like this angle looking down along the length of my back. From the side it tends to be more flattering, this angle gives me a clearer idea of the work I need to do to get more lift and yet remain stable..
The extra breath or two at the beginning and at the end is my own a kind of Full Vinyasa/ Vinyasa Krama blend. I usually take between one and three. It's an extra chance to get really focussed on the breathe and bandhas, it's working for me at the moment.