Bad at Ashtavakrasana
The arm balance named after an ancient sage who was cursed by his father to be crippled in eight parts of his body. Something for all us yogis to aspire too. I am currently at four.
I love arm balances. They have few functional benefits and don’t add much value to life but they're fun and yes, when they pan out they can look really cool. There’s nothing wrong with that.
On days when the moon is doing… something, and Mercury is doing… something else- that results in me having insanely developed triceps- I float off the ground like Ashty himself. Other days, when the moon is doing… that other thing it does and Mercury has buggered off all together not even practicing to the mystical powers of ABBA can get my butt of the ground.
It took me years to build the upper body strength and coordination needed to achieve lift off. It’s taken me even longer to learn how to work with my body proportions in a way that allows me to do these poses in a safe way. With technically difficult poses it’s always helpful to remember that one method does not fit all body types. And even then with all my experience, awareness, and expertise - I still occasionally biff it.