However it's Baddha Konasana that is my particular sweetheart at the moment. Guess for some it's back bends or binding, bet your thought for me it would be arm balances, nope, the humble hip opener. Who'd have thought it.
I've been spending ages in it, allowing everything to open up a little more, get the heels in closer and just basically deepen the pose, inhabit the posture. It started off as prep for the Advanced A, Kandapindasana ( which is why my ankles are turned out like that) but that's now pretty much an afterthought. I'm exploring the breath, playing with the bandhas, riffing on Vinyasa Krama variations, just having a whale of a time. tomorrow is my day off and I find myself considering Pranayama, even Meditation....
I seem to remember Ramaswami saying that badha konasana is a key posture to spend time in at the end of the practice before moving into pranayama
This morning I thought I'd record it because I can never really remember what goes on, seems to be different one practice to the next. The Kanadapindasana is only marginally improved but as I said it's becoming a bit of an afterthought. This was at the end of a pretty much standard primary though with perhaps a little extra time spent in the Janu's and a few VK variations in Upavista Konasana.