Tried to give myself some more space. Ticking was fine but couldn't figure out why I was having such a hard time Tocking. Hard enough with my legs spread like this, legs together, another ball game altogether. Had taken the wall for granted in the last post and forgotten all about it. No wall here (or at least a bit of a stretch), starting to sink in how tricky this is. Back to the drawing board.
For now I'm thinking I need to practice tocking back over in any way I can to try and work out how the body weight is getting shifted....going to be awhile before it's pretty.
The exclamation after landing was because I was quite tense when I landed, need to relax more so I don't feel any jarring.
Just watched a couple of Youtube videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw4sYpQTG6Y and think I get the idea. Vrshchikasana appears to be the key. There seems to be some rocking to get some momentum (as in coming up from regular dropbacks) and then as you jump up you seem to have to bring your head and body through into vrshchikasana. The good news then is that you dont need to jump all the way over just up into your vrshchikasana.....the bad news is mine is pretty sad at the moment.
Still this makes sense. To work on Vrshchikasana without relying on the wall I need to feel confident falling comfortably into UD anyway, so worth practicing. Haven't really tried this with the one I should be working on, the forearm vrshchikasana from Intermediate. Must be easier tocking back over in that one and will be good prep, except my handstands are much stronger than my forearm stands.
That's where we start tomorrow, forearm tick tocking.