In this video tutorial, I am sharing a transformational secret to jumping back and jumping through in Ashtanga Yoga.
Jumping back and through is something we’re all working on, and while it is hard work, there’s a very simple way to build strength in each vinyasa.
The best part is, it’s really simple! The worst part… it’s still really hard 🙂
Here are my top 2 tips:
1. Keep your hands FLAT! and push into the floor to create length in the front of your shoulder
Keeping your palms flat, press them into your mat, and press your chest away from the floor as you lift your hips off the ground.
2. STILL keeping the hands FLAT, walk your feet back between your hands
This is the key! With the bum lifted and pressing into the hands and creating length in the arms, cross the legs and walk them back between your hands. When the feet have passed the hands, jump back to Chaturanga Dandasana.
This is the same when we’re jumping forward as well!
Jump (or walk), the hands forward, and keep the bum lifted until the legs are through the hands. Wait until the feet are past the hands, then sit your bum down.
When you do this during your practice, 2 things are going to happen:
1. You’re going to hate me
2. You’re going to get really tired, BUT ALSO REALLY STRONG!
These are the exact first steps I took toward learning how to jump back and jump through, and they made all the difference.
Now, this is something you can implement to help you build strength every day in your practice. But if you’re looking for more in-depth support and tutorials, or you want to Learn to Float, check out my Learn to Float series.
I break it all down, go over drills and strength building exercises to help you bring the art of floating into your practice.
I hope you enjoyed this video tutorial!
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