It's been so long since I've written a blog post, partially because each blog post takes so much time for me to write. I've decided to change my blog a bit, so I will hopefully post more often this year. I will keep things simpler by just posting things that strike me as interesting, rather than waiting until I have a collection.
Now that I've completed my Intro 2 assessment, I can start working on the Junior 1 poses. I don't know these poses as well as I know my Intro poses, so I know fewer techniques for them. This is another reason I decided to change the format of my blog.
Today's pose is Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana - standing split. I learned this from Rebecca Lerner in Houston last year.
I was somewhat miffed that I didn't think of this one on my own. I've done Uttanasana with my back against the wall - why did I never think of doing UPEP with my back against the wall? Anyway, I decided to add a strap to the top leg, both to turn the leg in as well as lift it up. I'm pulling with the opposite arm to get the leg higher.