Continuing with David's Viparīta Chakrāsana exercise this evening ( See yesterday's post ), again the aim is to keep landing lower and lower down the wall. I think I've gone pretty much as low as I can now without dropping all the way, was tempted this evening but decided against it at the last minute. Besides, David hasn't got there yet and I want to take my time and rebuild my handstands and start walking in again after dropping back both of which I've neglected recently.
So here's the video.
And here's another, this is the embarrassing one that I had to get out of the way. Showing an attempt to hop back up to Vrschikasana. It's not really a serious attempt, more to show the challenge. As it happens the video is revealing in showing what I need to be doing, Getting my hands in closer for example, but then it would probably be a tighter UD if I'd dropped into it anyway. Also, notice how I'm trying to hop up, this is clearly absurd, the wrong action altogether. I think the idea is to pretty much forget about the legs and worry about bringing the head and chest through, everything else I suspect will follow, reminds me of a throw in Aikido.
Looking at this now, just after posting I can see how my shoulders aren't over my hands, this is what should praobably be aiming at with the kick, to create the momentum to push my shoulders over my hands and bring my head and chest through. of course easier said....
The fancy video effect BTW is caused by accidentally smearing the the camera lens of my phone with a sweaty hand.
On the 19th we're off to Athens to see our old Philosophy teacher and hopefully Delphi, that's what, two weeks to nail this thing.