"By the way, for me and for some friends, it is easier to come up after you drop back. Even now, I feel so, even though i cannot actually stand up now. You feel much open getting to UD from standing position. If you are interested in trying another new move while trying to come up, it may help."
Haven't dropped back for months, first time I tried I landed it fine, second time I landed on my head. http://grimmly2007.blogspot.com/2008/08/2-ashtanga-accident-videos-dropping.html Decided it was best to come back to it after working on my backbends some more.
Promised Momo last night I would give it a go and post a video. So here goes.......
Drop back attempts 1 and 2.... to the Sofa bed
Drop back attempt 3....to cushions
Drop back attempt 4...... to mat
Warning: My hand slipped a little on the 2nd attempt and I Jarred my wrist slightly. I suggest laying a spare sticky mat over the cushions to give you more grip as you land and to give you some purchase for trying to come back up again.