It all changed when I got an adjustment during Jivamukti Teacher Training, and yes, all it took was an adjustment done within 5 breaths to wipe out years of thinking I cannot do the pose at that depth. Rima Rani Rabbath, Advanced Certified Jivamukti Teacher and Lead Mentor of Jivamukti Teacher Training at Omega Institute 2012, stood by me- well, above and over me to be more accurate, anchored me down, and coached me second-by-second into holding my mula bandha to go deeper into the pose. It wasn't easy, but there it was, for the first time in my life, the floor was no stranger to my forehead. Ever since that one adjustment, my baddha konasana changed. Forever. (Cue in dramatic background music.)
I cannot overestimate the value of adjustments in yoga asana. Walk into any Jivamukti class and you are sure to get an adjustment. That is the way Jivamukti is generally taught in an Open class. You can listen to ten thousand instructions given by the teacher, or the teacher can just get in there and show you what your body is capable of. That is why I am ecstatic to see David Life, holy being yoga asana adjuster extraordinaire, come out with a series of videos that teaches that precisely: how to adjust. Invaluable for teachers and students alike, the videos comprise of 53 poses that you can purchase individually or by series. They are in digital download format so you can get them wherever in the world you are.
One tip though, make sure your internet connection is up to download speed before you click the links sent via email. The links are for one-time use only. Some of the videos have not downloaded completely so I am writing the school to get a new batch of unexpired links. I am sure it will be fixed in time, but I want to watch everything now. At this moment. Atha! So avoid this issue if you can. Or go ahead and do what I did. It will give you an opportunity to practice delayed gratification.
P.S. The few seconds of intro to the videos are quite funny, with David Life crawling out of the frame in hands and knees or making faces, kind of like how he is in person. Funny then serious, serious then funny.