Eka Pada Sirsasana sequence

Here’s what I remember of Mary’s lovely hip opening sequence to prepare for Eka Pada Sirsasana. My hips feel so happy now!

Swastikasana forward
Adho Mukha Virasana
Adho Mukha Svanasna
Adho Mukha Virasana – feet apart
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Supta Baddha Konasana – flat, begin by holding ankles, then release hands and turn palms up as in Savasana
Supta Tadasana
Supta Padangusthasana I, II, III – without arm behind head in III
parter work in Supta Padangusthasana III – partner helped by manually turning the bent leg thigh out and moved outer ankle toward opposite armpit
Supta Padangustasana I, I classic with lift of trunk, III with arm behind head, II
Malasana – looped belt around waist to hold if clasp isn’t attainable
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Parivrtta Paschimottanasana – 1st time legs together, 2nd time with legs hips’ width apart
Kurmasana – arms back with palms up
Akarna Dhanurasana I, II
Eka Pada Sirsasana
Supta Eka Pada Sirsana – bolster sideways under upper thoracic spine
Purvottanasana – hands on blocks
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana – block under sacrum
Supta Swastikasana