Let's assume my practice is Primary and up to Kapotasana, and that I throw in Supta Vajrasana because I'm thinking of it as essentially part of Kapo.
I say, let's assume, because last summer Matthew and then Kate let me do exactly that: Primary and up to Kapotasana. None of the intermediate poses were "given," exactly, not in the traditional sense. All the same, I'm not worried about that, simply being clear.
Some days, it is enough to just do the practice, not add things, take detours, even stop to feel out the sensations from a particularly intense pose. Breathe, move, do.
This was one of those days; I was a bit tired and unfocused, just couldn't get the "Yay practice" thing going, and so really just breathed, moved, got it done. This is a thing that people who practice more often tend to understand better than people who practice say 1-2 times a week. Some days one is just not HOT for it.
So in Kapotasana, I dropped back, walked in, barely bumped the toes, took five, pressed up, took five, took a vinyasa and then set up my lotus. Do it and move on.
I immediately felt some guilt for not "working the backbend," but it also felt good to finally just do the pose, not to analyze it after, not to work it after.
A weird guilty freedom.
Five wheels, burning in the quads, three dropbacks, each with a "launch forward" to kneeling, head coming up last.
When I'm hot for it again, I'll go back to dropbacks with feet flat, to practice coming up, feet flat.