Teaching and working towards this fairly advanced yoga pose.
This 'gate keeper' pose can take weeks, months or years of calm, consistent practice. 'Gate keepers' is a term coined by Richard Freeman to denote the poses that keep us from going too far, too fast into the ashtanga yoga practice. If this is a pose that causes a lot of struggle then there are ways to 'work in the direction' of the pose with intelligence and safety.
This video shows Linda gently helping someone into the turtle.