I'm good on the chaturanga. I've progressed up to one legged version and unless I'm in a super hard class after a layoff from yoga, I rarely have to put knees down after several reps.
I'm trying to go from crow (balancing on your hands in a ball position with knees on side of upper arms) into other positions:
Headstand - I think that's core and shoulder?
Chaturanga - core and chest?
Handstand - core and shoulder?
Problem is, if I can't do it I can't figure out what to work on in order to get the strength I need to pull it off
At the end of the day, just a pretty competitive yoga practitioner. If I continue to practice, these poses will come. Sometimes I want to speed up my progressions though.
Side note: sounds like your new career is going rather well. Congratulations! Is it fulfilling?