"That is cheating" said T, one of John's great assistants. I was on prasarita padotanassana D unsuspectingly trying to get deeper into it, when she pointed out that my thumb was doing the work that my legs were supposed to be doing.
In the picture I am back at home and perhaps exaggerating a little, at least I hope I am. Truth is the pose does become a lot easier when"cheating"
This is the corrected version (below), and the legs do indeed have to work harder. Nice to know. Thank you T.
The thing is that up until this moment I have been unconcscious of this situation, I do not remember if I always did it the way shown in the first picture or not. I found an old video from last winter...
But even then I could not tell!