Another try at dropping back and grabbing the heels from the air using the hands locked behind the head method.
This time I drop back half way as normal, arms outstretched then swing them behind my head and lock them as I drop down the rest of the way. Next time I want to try this without having my hands together as I go back but rather bringing them together as I take them behind my head.
I noticed in the first Kapo this morning that I locked my hands behind my head but didn't bring my head back or push forward through my hips. Decided to try it again. In the video I lock my hands and then try to take my head back further and thus my hands trying to push my hips forward all the time. It's better, I landed half way up my foot the first time, here I grab the heels, just, but slip off the left.
Got to say this approach is a lot easier than landing, walking in, pushing up, walking in some more...
The other thing to note is that I start my Ashtanga intermediate with most of the Vinyasa Krama Bow Sequence which includes Viparita Slabhasana and Sandha Bandhasana so I'm getting a little extra prep before I hit kapo (then continue on through the rest of 2nd as usual).