Yoga Lab 2/2: Jump Back & Through

Picture credit: Matthew Sweeney http://www.yogatemple.comIn Astanga yoga the jump backs and jump throughs run like a thread through the seated postures and link them together. These transitional elements are sometimes frustrating, but they can become enjoyable and when understood properly they will deepen the experience of Astanga yoga.

On a physical level the jump backs and throughs will add and test strength and stamina, but they have also a deeper meaning and aspect, as part of the traditional vinyasa system.

In this Yoga Lab mini-workshop on Saturday February 2nd we will explore: 

  • The techniques of lifting up and jumping back into Chaturanga Dandasana
  • The mechanics of jumping through to sitting from Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • The purpose and philosophy of the jump back/through in the practice and Astanga tradition

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”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita

“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita

“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita