In the second photo of the album, I am lifting my body off the ball, taking my weight on my hands and feet.
In this position, it important not to put too much bend into the lower back. To help in this, I have been doing lots of Pilates abdominal exercises, which help in stabilisation.
Looking at the photo, I'm very pleased that by body is high off the ball, and that my chest is above my pelvis.
However, my upper back and shoulders are not open very far. I need to work on this.
The Immediate Future:
Work on holding the posture for 30 seconds - currently 10 only. Increase by 5 secs per week.
Work on opening shoulders - so my arms get closer to vertical, and hands are nearer feet.
I welcome any advice.
Most of these are impossible, but here we go, in order of difficulty:
Hold for 2 minutes.
See my feet.
Walk around in the posture.
Perform with hands at the base of a wall, arms perfectly vertical.
Drop back from standing.
Stand up from the pose.