Finally something new, hahaha: the vinyasa is totally different. The feet jump around the arms. Best is when they don't touch the floor.
When I remember well, during the first years, I put my hands behind my feet that were still on the floor. This is surely also a possibility. The earlier one challenges oneself, the earlier progress can be seen.
Also in the book by Lino Miele 2 versions are described. It's easier, but possible to put the front on the floor (feet are high), or and this is the advanced version, one tries to bring the chin to or towards the floor. It's easy to blame the proportions of the body that it won't be possible. Most of the time one can compensate.
The exit is via tittibasana A. It's not held, it's a transition. In second series it's a pose on it's own. To give it some energy is recommended.
To go from tittibasana to bakasana is something I'm still working on. I found out that the hands need to be close together. The heels move outward, the thighs inward, the hole body forward. To engage the abdomen helps. It's within reach, perhaps even this year. This transition comes later again.
So the first series has a lot of stuff that is needed for further series, too.
Ah, taking pictures spoils my practice. But I'm also learning from my pictures.
I started with the CD by Sharath and practiced with it till navasana. Oh, I've not yet gained back the strength that I had at the end of the last year. I will regain it.
I stop now. I've other things to do, too. This counts as a practice. Yes.