Today’s variation is all about balancing on one leg and stretching both the hamstrings of the base one and thigh of the other. By all means, if you need a block under the hand, place it there and try to keep the lower knee straight. As you hold onto the upper foot (small strap might also come in handy OR lean that shin against a wall so it’s easier to reach and ‘find’ the foot), play with the torso’s angle so you’re not only feeling it in the legs, but also you’ll be pushing the arch into the thoracic spine, opening the chest and shoulder area, and decompressing completely the lumbar part. When done right, this pose feels amazing, liberating, opening and your body will seek that sensation over and over (it should) in every single #backbend. Modify according to your needs and have a great time playing around with arches and Splits!! Go for it!
For more modifications check out Jinny @jinny.suh.00 and Garry @gmcyoga.