OK, so having spent two weeks thinking about this pose and thinking about it while I’m in it, it remains one of my favorite poses. It used to be a favorite because with my weirdly loose hips, I felt like a yoga ninja being able to go so deep into the post. Now, however, I realize that pushing my self so hard into the pose is NOT a good idea and I’m focusing much more on lifting the torso and rotating my chest up. This creates a great stretch in the top of the hip and along the side. Love love it and I always miss it when it’s not part of a class. Guess that’s another good reason for developing and committing to a home practice :).
So — what about you? Anyone else play along?