Prasarita Padottanasana A...ahhh I love it. I used to hate the prasarita variations, but lately, I'm loving them. Something really clicked recently and my head is grazing the floor in all variations...EEK.
David Garrigues gives us a tutorial in his Asana Kitchen...such a typically bizarre Ashtangi...I love it
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The B, C, and D version of this pose simply change the position of your arms. C version and I are pretty much always fighting. I know that nothing will change in my life when my hands hit the floor, but I can still chase this goal right?
A lightbulb went off during my practice the other day...it doesn't necessarily take a ton of shoulder flexibility to get the hands to the floor, but a better connection to your feet, legs, and core. More flexibility in the hamstrings and back will help get hands down, not focusing solely on shoulder rotation.