Before practice: Felt sore, so it hurt whenever I moved.
After practice: Felt more loose. Enjoyed learning the "leg up on a block" alternative from Candace's video whenever a wall isn't readily available.
When I worked on my bird of paradise, I focused on remaining grounded instead of trying to lift my leg so high. Does my torso need to vertically line up with my balancing leg? Or is the proper alignment be focused on keeping my shoulders / torso horizontally straight? In my previous photos, my shoulders weren't always even (the shoulder that was in a bind looked more forward). Here, they look pretty even to me, but, I'm not sure if I'm looking at the right things?