This is what it looks like in the living room, once I pull the coffee table away.
It works well while I'm "making do" without a shala/ daily teacher *WHINE, WHINE, WHINE*
I was beginning to suspect that the floor is uneven. As in: this floor slopes off to the right.
A few times now in Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, after I've swung the leg out to the side, I've tipped over to the right. And this happens on BOTH sides, whether I'm swinging the right or left leg out to their individual sides, I some how end up tipping over and losing balance to the right.
Now, my balance isn't exactly the greatest, but this definitely felt like something beyond my balance/ bandha control. But I thought maybe I was imagining things and making excuses.
Sure enough, when I bought an aromatherapy oil burner and poured water into it, the water level sloped off to the right side. It was very obvious with the water level.
Balancing problem solved. I will now experiment with facing either my front or back towards the sloping side in UHP and see how that feels. This Beige Heaven apartment cracks me up.