I've been practicing a lot of Viniyoga lately and I continue to be fascinated by the teachings of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. Connecting the breath with a dynamic movement has offered me the opportunity to experience āsanas from a refreshing perspective. Holding an āsana after practicing the corresponding dynamic movements have proven to be less taxing on my joints and limbs and allows my body to settle into an āsana with an equal amount of ease and effort and allows me to experience "sthira sukham āsanam".
I've been playing around Tadasana Knee Lift in my classes and I've found it to be very helpful in preparing the core and the legs for balancing āsanas such as Virabhadrasana III. Try it before you practice your next balancing āsana!
If you want to play around with dynamic movements, join me at Yogalotus Austin: Tuesdays Hatha @10:30am and Fridays Restorative+ @10:30am.