Since doing the Inversion sequence the other week I'm on a balance kick. Not just handstands but the 'On one leg' sequence postures as well. So its' long handstands, headstands, Shoulderstands, Standing marichi's tree pose variations, one leg squats......
My handstand is coming on, getting stronger, more in control which allows me to start playing with the handstand version of scorpion, what's that called Taraksvasana? (picture on the left). Still a long way to go with that. I find really arching the legs over, kind of like in Slambhasana (locust) countering it with bringing the chest through then bringing the legs down seems to be helping me get a little deeper but those feet are still miles from my head. Oh and when I start contemplating tick tocks, I notice how far away they are from the ground, flipping over really freaks me out. I mean I know my body will go that way, I do urdhava Danurvasana every day but knowing and going ahead and doing are two different things.
The press up is coming along, I thought I'd eliminated the little 'hopette' at the beginning but it seems to come back. But the Pike up, I dont know, will I ever get that. The float back up to standing is nice and soft now and in theory I should be able to take that back up before lowering all the way , perhaps that's the way to go.
Here's how it should be done this is Laruga's blog Peaceloveyoga, some good tips in her comments to that post and the best quote of the week
'Giving each movement a beginning, middle and end, even the simplest of movements...'
Just been over there and noticed she's just posted some excellent shots of the Icelandic volcano cloud that's messing with out airspace