Still trying to get used to using my rug. Jump backs are OK, pretty much clearing the mat by keeping my feet in really tight and leaning further over but Jump through! Rubbed my toe raw again and had to go back to a basic jump to sit. Have decided to nail the straight leg jump through. Tried the Swenson approach a few times http://www.ashtanganeworleans.com/Old%20Website/StudentSection/Jump-Through-DS.htm (hips high) but it's beyond me Think Tim Miller's style is do able though http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/765?print=1. Tried it a few times with blocks and Nike grips and it was fine. Tried it without, but no luck. suspect it's all about confidence, a Kierkegaardian leap of faith kind of a deal, and you don't get much more absurd than trying to jump through your arms in your pants.
As for the Netti pot, thought it might be good for a cold. Bought it a while ago, got the hang of it, surprisingly pleasant. Then woke up the following morning used the Netti pot before practice, nice clear sinuses, first downward dog all this water came flooding out of my nose all over my mat. So pretty much gave up on the Netti pot. Until today.......now here the faint of heart might want to turn away. So I'm over the sink watching clear water come out of my nose in the cabinet mirror and slimy slug trails of mucus start appearing and then big .........well you get the idea. point is nose feels good and clear afterwards for a while at least and got to be better than blowing your nose raw. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CYoZcCfUyj8&NR=1
See label ' Straight leg jump through' and late Jun 09 posts