|Shoulderstand with props (not me!)|
The blankets change the angle between my neck and shoulders, making it possible to get up there without too much difficulty, and the strap is to keep my elbows from turning out as I support my back to lift my legs. And you can see that in this version, she used a chair to help out as well. Today I did a fine supported shoulder stand, and was quite pleased with myself, since I was able to hold the pose for a few breaths.
Then we did the Crazy Dog, which I first tried several months ago, and I didn't think I would ever be able to do it. However, after many attempts with several different teachers, today I was able to get into the pose and even raise one leg at a time once I got there. This is not me, but from the Internet. I might not have looked quite as spiffy, but the teacher was happy with my alignment.
|Not so hard once you learn the tricks|