Ugh - not very good progress today.
But…I think that I figured out that my main limitation on the left is indeed a flexability problem because today when I was focussing on gripping my arm with my toes, I found that I couldn’t effectively do that on the left. So I think that it’s pointless to try and extend the leg on the left until I get more range. Would you agree with that?
But, this is not the main issue on the right since I can grip my arm with my toes pretty good. I don’t really know what the problem is - I watch videos and it looks so easy. I put a pillow down today and that has helped (since I’m face planting when falling forward out of it). That back leg feels so heavy - like I need it tucked in for support while I’m in the pose with my toes off the ground. So maybe there is some problem with that since when I go to take that leg away and extend it, I feel so unstable. I’m just not really sure.
PS Rachel I really think you’re one of the best teachers on this site and I’ve often wished you had more intermediate advanced videos. I love your yoga style very much.