Question of getting deeper/further into Eka pada Sirsasana came up in the cybershala this week and I couldn't for the life of me remember if I put my forehead to my knee or my chin. I'd have thought it would have been forehead as that's how I approach most of my foreword bends ( vinyasa krama style rather than Ashtanga ) but as it turns out I lead with the chin, probably because I'm trying to keep my leg in place.
Couldn't find many of my LBH videos either, lots of Kapo, loads of dropbacks but few Eka pada Sirsasanas. Decided to make it the subject of my evening Vinyasa krama practice.
As usual this is twenty minutes of asana as prep for pranayama and meditation and this evening ran something like this.
Couple of Sury's
Squat in Ardha badha padmottanasana ending up in utthita Swastikasana
Janu Sirsasana A B and C
Akarna Dhanurasana A and B
Eka pada sirsasana
Buddhasana (first time getting all the way in)
Buddhasana and Kapilasana were a nice bonus, had a look at them last week but didn't think I'd be able to get into them before summer and a proper sweaty practice.
Do seem to be getting further into Eka pada sirsasana, the long paschi's in Vinyasa krama have probably helped as well as all the hip openers I've been doing recently but looking at the video I noticed a couple of things I'd forgotten that I do.
Think I'm getting more of my ribs in frount of my thigh.
Lifting up to push my sit bones back (from Dharma mittra video).
Taking a deeper inhalation and engaging uddiyana bandha to bring my ribs up.
Stretching further out of my pelvis.