Last thursday I say something very inspiring and it motivated me to follow suit. A girl in my Ballet class can go down to a bridge, do the splits in the air and most impressive, can hold hand in hand and rotate them from front to back. When you see something like this live is is different than watching the olimpics on TV. I will start by using a wall to assist me (hand walking) on the way down to a bridge. A static bridge hold, The sit down on the shins (zazen in Japanese terms) and relaxing all the way down to a point where the head and shoulders rest on the ground (you have to learn to be aware first and than relax the back and behind muscles (relaxing the behind is key in learning the slow squat and advancing your balance in crouched and uncomfortable stances and movements))
For the arms freedom I will start with a stick at regular length and start moving it around. Slowly lessen the distance between hands and use that to increase my freedom.