The Drop back's didn't turn out to be as scary as I imagined and I was wondering if the Kapo might be the same, the idea of it being perhaps worse than the reality, all bark no bite.
Oh but no, it bites.
I decided on a light toe bind rather than aiming for half way up the foot or the heels. My main reason for exploring it was to see if I could manage a longer, slower steadier breath than usual. As it turned out I managed twenty-five slower, steadier breathes, about two minutes, not so long.
Long way to go then.
Problems I found, were what to do with my head and cramping in the quads. I felt like the angle of my head wasn't ideal, always seemed OK for the usual five breathes but for a longer period it shows up as putting stress on the neck. It could of course be bad technique on my part or because I went for the softer bind, perhaps grabbing the heels would bring me up higher and create a better angle, free the head up more. The quads just began to ache half way in and I tried a half hearted attempt to bring in some Vipassana technique to deal with the aching. In the end I was happy with the twenty-five breathes and still managed to go into Kapo B and then come up.
Fifteen minutes still seems insane but five minutes of longer steadier breathing doesn't seem such a bad idea to occasionally consider.
DROP BACK CHALLENGE UPDATE : Day 3
I thought it had gone all too well on Sunday. I just did the usual yesterday, erring on the side of caution so no Day 2 video, couldn't wait to try them again today. It didn't go so well, couldn't seem to get the same rhythm going and failed to come up five times out of twenty. I was trying to take my head back later and perhaps that had something to do with putting me off, or perhaps I was just trying too hard.
Still no harm done, except to my ego. Here's a video, speeded up, because, lets face it, these are kind of like watching grass grow.