Now maybe I'm doing it wrong, but it feels too fast, too energetic, almost aggressive. I can see why this might be attractive to those who want an energetic, fast flowing Ashtanga but I think I'm looking for a more meditative, smoothly flowing practice. The crossed leg Jump through seems to fit better with what I'm looking for and why I like that Kino half handstand float in the air element to my Jump Through as well as the float up and float back in Sury A and B. Looks very impressive though ( here's a nice example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmxu4DI4qzQ&feature=PlayList&p=26AB4571689B27FE&index=4 ) and I'm curious which method everyone is most drawn to so am adding another of those mini polls to the right side of my blog. Straight leg or Crossed leg Jump Through? You can vote for which one you can do or which one you like best or would most like to be able to do, up to you.
here's another example
and here's Lino http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KAU3xNVTAE
Lino has a much slower straight leg jump through but it still doesn't float my Navasana.
If anyone has a link to a nice slow meditative straight leg Jump Through that proves me wrong please let me know.
See posts end of June 09 and the label ' Straight leg jump through'