I’ve been doing yoga for about 1,5 years and have been trying to progress into full flying pigeon for the last 2 months. I am really close, I can reach back with my back leg (though I’m not fully able to ‘lift up’ yet) I have gone through Tracey’s peak pose challenge (which I’ve loved) and have done Rachel’s Power Flight class many times. They both helped tremendously.
My question is about the alignment of the forward shin. When I rest my shin on my arms should my ankle be in contact with my arm? Currently, when I do the pose my ankle doesn’t really touch my tricep but rather I grip it by wrapping my toes very hard around it. I am afraid about whether or not this would be hazardous for my joints. Thanks in advance :))