I find this variation is particularly useful when I have a student who really is ready to do the pose, but has to many beliefs about their ability and keeps falling into their old habits and patterns. It is also useful to help students get a feel of the full pose.
To do: Place strap around ribs, just below the breasts. Be sure to keep yourself safe as you support your student’s weight. Bend knees and draw your tailbone done (better than I did! 🙂 ). Hold just enough of your student’s weight so she can complete the pose.