Pincha Mayurasana can be a daunting posture to approach. Andrew introduces just the idea of the posture as you move through shoulder and chest opening postures to prepare you for the beginnings of the posture. Only when you find yourself with a variation of the posture that suits where you are with it, are you then encouraged to explore further. Ultimately, without the psychological comfort of the wall, there is the suggestion to try lifting up. In the process, you may face some physical and psychological challenges!