Vamadevasana II (Pose dedicated to the sage, Vamadeva II) registers as 15* on BKS Iyengar’s 60* scale of difficulty.
Vamadevasana II is an intense stretch for your hips, your knees and your feet. If Padmasana, Bharadvajasana and Vamadevasana I aren’t comfortable for you, Vamadevasana II may be too strenuous. But, if each of those poses feels comfortable, then Vamadevasana II may feel delicious! Despite the contorted appearance of the pose, I think Vamadevasana II feels great on my knees and hips once I’m ready for it.
Throughout this project to do all the poses in Light on Yoga, I’ve discovered many new poses that, while seemingly difficult, I find rather enjoyable. Which poses have surprised you with their juiciness, despite the way they look?