Here it was in April:
I know that my knees are bent excessively forward over my ankles, but I see progress in my shoulders and the fact that my hands and feet are now approximately six inches closer together.
Oh, and here is my backbend one month earlier than the last one...March 2006:
From this photo, I can see that I have made progress in placing my feet closer together and bringing my arms into a more vertical orientation. My hands and feet are much further apart in this photo than they are in the April or the June photo. So, practice does seems to have some effect over time...
Most importantly, I feel good backbending now, even after Supta K.
Great practice today. Came VERY late, so I lost out on all the adjusts. BUT since I knew that was going to be the case, I deliberately took things very slow. And it felt great. My hands floated to the floor all on my own on Prasarita Pado C, I bound effortlessly in Mari A, B and C, and Mari D, well, at least it happened. I had time for a nice long stay in Kurmasana, and then I used a belt to get to my deepest in Supta K (my deepest without an assist, that is).
Blogger has been down quite a bit these past two days. And my laptop is still showing signs of something being seriously amiss, including the fact that my internal mouse is no longer working (I am using a wireless mouse), and well, something just doesn't feel right. I guess I am going to have to pay the Geek Squad a visit after all. But hopefully they won't have to totally undo my whole system and start it from scratch because I have a feeling that recopying all of my iTunes isNOT covered by my extended warranty.
And to answer some more questions: Why am I taking these idiotic tests? Because my insurance company has the right to require me to do so, and they did. In order to be incompliance with my policy, I had to go spend three half-days being mentally poked and prodded.