|I didn't look quite like this|
She started me off by leaning on the wall, standing on both feet and making a 90-degree angle, both feet on the floor, and fingertips touching the wall. Then I backed off a little from the wall. I bent my forward leg 90 degrees, and then I leaned forward on the bent leg, gradually leaning forward until only my toes were on the floor with the back leg. Little by little, I was able to lift the leg off the floor, and if I lost my balance, I could reach lightly for the wall. Then I slowly straightened the other leg and was able to do it, if only for a few seconds.
It was great to have all her attention, and she helped me believe that I could learn the pose, and sure enough, I was able to do Virabhadrasana III, even if not for very long. It was so thrilling to do it, I thought I might take another extra class today, but when I woke up, my stiff body thought maybe that would not be such a good idea. If I'm sore today, I'll be more sore tomorrow. But I'm happy!