This was a surprise this morning. I usually practice urdhva dhanurasana with my hands close to a wall. A goal was/is to bring the chin or chest to the wall. Today my chin touched the wall. This means that I could go deeper into this asana.
I practice daily urdhva dhanurasana. Resistance can be felt every day. It’s hard to do this pose. To lift myself up requires energy and will power.
I’m working on a plan that is doable and not too ambitious, yet challenging enough.
The first exercises are:
Lying over my wheel, bringing the elbows to the floor in order to stretch the upper body.
Doing urdhva dhanurasana with blocks under the hands and close to a wall
Doing urdhva dhanurasana without blocks but holding it up to 1 minute or longer.
Getting into the pose and out of the pose 5 times / 3 sets. This is a start.
Dropping against the wall from standing position. Five times could be a good start here, too.
On Friday urdhva dhanurasana comes after all these forward bending asanas.