Eka Pada Vasisthasana
The difficulty in this asana is often around the balance. In Vasisthasana it's easier to stabilise the hips in particular and shoulders and find the balance as the dristi/gaze is neutral.
My tips for EPV
*place the toes of the lower leg on the mat, rather than the outside edge of the foot as in Vasisthasana to give stability. *avoid sinking the hips and shoulders when lifting the raised leg and reaching the arm to connect with the big toe. Sinking disengages the muscles stabilising the joints leading to balance problems.
*avoid the temptation to lift the hips too high, over externally rotating the top hip and fanning the ribs developing a back bend as this disengages the core. Maintain a more neutral spine, drawing the navel in and up and softening the front ribs. Keep broadening the shoulder blades.
*get your dristi and maitain it.
*trust/believe in yourself as confidence is essential to balance.
I'm teaching @triyogauk this weekend.