I tried the same pushing the pelvis towards the mat (imaginary here, obviously) and stretching the whole length of the legs and it seemed to make the difference.
Soles to forehead is way off but it seems doable and backbends still aren't at my best so i figure i can take it a bit further as they come back.
Here it was a few days ago when I shot the new Bow sequence practice sheet.
Practice was similar to when I caught raja Kapotasana, first half of primary then the Vinyasa Krama Bow sequence plus i tried out some of the tips from this YJ article on Raja konasana etc, many thanks to HD for passing it on.
Here's the Garbha B video from this morning.
and a new project...
OK, I can hardly believe it's possible for me either. Never really thought about it seriously before but words like geometry, magical and grounding have piqued my interest.... nothing to do with my self doubt being scoffed at.
It comes into the Vinyasa Krama Seated sequence just before my beloved Badha konasana. It's also in the Triangle sequence.
The picture above from one of the few times I've considered it having to shoot it for the VK practice sheets and hoping nobody would notice.
Plan is take Tim Miller's approach and practice it everyday after the parasaritas, basically, Samakonasana then the hanuman's, then samakonasana again before moving on.