Here's Sting in Svarga Djivasana AKA " Twice Born " pose ; a more fitting name in English vs the often commonly termed " Bird of Paradise ".
Jerome M. described this to me as " your favorite pose " and he honors this tag by calling it quite frequently at the classes I practice with him. As he puts it , " Recreate Tadasana while standing on one leg ".
It probably has become one of my favorite asanas as the build up to it is Uttitha Parsvakonasana ; the subsequent wrapping / binding of which is probably not one of the most anticipated transitions.
In order to maintain balance & eventually give birth & bloom with the lifted leg , it is essential to still the CHATTER , EMPTY the mind & maintain FOCUS.
Image via Toronto Timeline.