This one involved folding into a sort of vajrasana, with the ankles lightly crossed and lifting up. As you can see I am using blocks which I like to, when I am trying something new and need the arm lift. Actually if you use your stomach muscles well, you don't need the blocks!!
The trick is to cross the legs at the ankles, keep the feet close to the butt, and swing. Then settle down, to switch legs so both ankles and legs get equal work-out.
It is a rather powerful pose.
What you need for this pose:
- Wrist and arm strength.
- Lifting from the stomach and upper back.
- Controlling the breath in the final pose. Often the breathing can shake you in a balancing pose and you need to be aware of that.
- And will power.