Floating

Jump Through & Jump Back Foundations: Ashtanga Yoga

Jumping back and through with Mark Robberds

Even though it is no way a requirement for a deeply transformative practice, we still love our jumping and floating in Ashtanga Yoga. In this workshop with Mark Robberds we really dig deep and look at building the strong foundation and mobility necessary to pull it off successfully and sustainably.

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Themed Interview with David Robson: Floating and Jumping

Interview with David Robson

Whenever I think of spicing up the floating and jumping in my Ashtanga practice I think of David Robson. Perhaps this is because of the brilliant videos he has had out like “learn to float” with so much technical detail. It was not a big guess to think of who we wanted for our themed interview on the subject. I always have a lot of fun interviewing David because he has a great sense of humour and this one is…

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Mula Bandha and Float Backs

Matthew Sweeney Jump

The classical (historical) definition of MB, as I understand it, goes something like this: The practice of Mula Bandha directly causes the awakening of the 3 1/2 coils of the serpent Kundalini, initially dormant at the Muladhara Chakra, which unravels its knots (3 and 1/2 coils representing the three Granthi and one last twist representing sublimation that lies beyond the three representations of the Guna), piercing the tailbone, up the golden thread of the Sushumna Nadi to the Manipura Chakra. If this occurs during an Asana class then I am surprised!

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Tips for the padmasana jump back?

Padmasana jump back

Sometimes you find yourself in lotus (padmasana) after coming out of a pose like for instance kukkutasana or supta vajrasana and land up untangling yourself to do a normal jumpback. There is a nice little transition that tidies all that up and in this video Mark Robberds shows you how as well

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How to Transition out of Warrior II ?

Laruga Glacer transition

The transition out of Warrior II is another of those things that looks so easy when you get it right but can lead to a lot of fumbling and awkwardness if you feel you can’t free up your front leg. I have spoken to loads of people who struggle with this, so call in Laruga Glaser to the rescue. I have been trying out these tips since we did this clip and it really makes so much difference. I can’t say I have the grace of Laruga yet but at least it is a lot smoother. Have fun and give it a go.

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Jump out of Bakasana

Bakasana junp back Mark Robberds

Following on from the recent post on Jumping into Bakasana Mark Robberds completes the circle with this clip on jumping back out of Bakasana. When you first start trying to do this it can seem like your legs are glued to your arms probably encased in lead boots, but a bit of giggery pokery with your center of balance can make all the difference. I think Mark’s tips will get you quickly on your way.

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