When it comes to yoga poses, especially the ones you haven't done yet, it can be helpful to visualize yourself in the pose.
In your mind's eye, see yourself in the pose.
Feel the energy of the pose, even before your body takes the shape.
What do you notice?
How does this pose feel?
Use visualization as a tool. You can move toward your goals, and enhance your practice, simply by focusing your mind on where you want to go.