Yeap a wonderful pose at the end of primary. One moves from upavishta konasana A to upavishta konasana B as elegantly as possible, that means one swings the stretched legs up. For this the hands leave the toes and grap them again when they are up.
Again and again I realize how important the vinyasas are and not "only" the asanas. The movements between the asanas, these little knots between the pearls count. They require strength.
Yesterday night I tried a very soft version of the rishi series. I started with a few handstand against the wall to warm my body up. It's better to do the sun salutations. Then I set the timer for 4 minutes and did dandasana, then a sun salutation, then paschimottanasana. Oh, oh, to hold this pose that long was a challenge. It's concentration that is needed. The 3 min seemed to be an eternity. I think it's important to practice this with care as it was indeed possible to go deep into the asana with the potential to overstretch. That was just a feeling. The sun salutation after having hold paschimottansana that long was weak. For me this rishi series is good.
It is a possiblilty to improve the asanas and to exercise concentration with this rishi series. And it's such a calm practice.
My yoga practice was a photo session yesterday. I'm glad that I go to a Mysore class today. Second series is on the schedule.
Oh time to shower, in half an hour I must go........