This asana combines back bending with balancing. One must concentrate, otherwise one falls out of the pose, which is not a big thing. It’s even funny to fall out of this pose. All these balancing asanas don’t allow the mind to wander around. Balancing asanas forces to be in the present. Even breathing helps to balance and also gazing at one point. I forgot that everything becomes more stable when the pelvis floor and the abdomen are engaged.
It was so difficult to do the pose that I first tried an easier version:
Tomorrow I’ll practice primary. I give yoga priority again. It’s so easy to be busy all day long. One must become stubborn, obsessed and also a bit egoistic. Asana practice first. Point.