Shameless as I am I publish this video.
Kapotasana, this beast has the potential to drive me crazy.
Mixed feelings come up when I watch myself doing this challenging back bending asana with the beautiful name kapotasana.
My performance is very modest, but this is already a huge progress.
- When I look back in the beginning of 2009 I desperately tried to drop back to urdhva dhanurasana. I was too scared. Someone advised me to drop back while on my knees (kapotasana position). That way the distance to the floor is much shorter. Despite I was on my knees, I was so scared to drop back. Finally I did it, a blanket was there where my head could fall on the floor. It was psychological support. Ha, and then I had the courage to drop back. Knees were wide apart, but I did it. I fell backwards and I could hold myself with my stretched arms and I survived this adventure. Joy was great. It was also the beginning of learning kapotasana.
No way to walk the hands in, this was also not the intention.
- Kapotasana is one of the core asanas of the second series, I'm working on it 3 times a week now:
1. I'm no more scared to drop back. Not the slightest thought comes up this could be dangerous. I think this is already a progress!
2. When I want to be able to do this pose the hands are supposed to touch the feet. It's a long way back. But the distance is smaller already, yes, it is.
3. But what can I do that my elbows start loving each other. They are supposed to be parallel. A continent lies between them in Nov 2010. What can I do to bring them closer, I wondered, what can I do???
4. I do not even think to come up from that pose. I'm glad when I get out of it without injuring myself. Oh, I wish I had started earlier with this back bending stuff.
My videos help me to see the facts. It helps me also to plan the next steps:
1. I must walk my hands closer to my feet.
2. I must try to bring my elbows closer together. Shall this be enough.
Next video of kapotasana will be in 6 months not earlier. I want to see greater progress. My body needs time to develop. I gave everything what was possible today. That's it.
What a nice name "kapotasana".