David answers a question about how to avoid overworking the upper trapezius when jumping through and jumping back. He explains why a strong serratus anterior is important for stabilizing the scapulae and shoulders when jumping through and back.
David discusses how the bandhas could be understood as physical, energetic, metaphorical and as an object of meditation. Bandhas are a multilayered concept.
This month, David answers the question: Should we jump into plank or chaturanga position? David describes the difference between these two movements and explains why either could be the right choice, depending on the situation.
This month, David answers a question about body proportions and the vinyasa transition: jump through/jump back. Is it true that your arms are too short to jump through?
David shares some anatomical reasons for why working with long femurs in handstands and jump throughs might be challenging!
Now that we have established some hand foundation in Part 4 of this sun salutation series, let me say something really obvious. If you don’t pour all of the weight into your hands before you try to jump back, it’s going to be difficult to get your feet off the floor. It will literally make your legs heavier.