OK I know Jump backs are SO last year and Backbends are where it's at now, but lets get all Retro for a second.
Trying to work on consistency in my Jump back and Jump through.
I guess I tend to pretty much post my best Jump backs so thought it would be good to post a segment of my practice and look at how they differ slightly. The Mari series because it will always be work in progress and it will be good for me to record the same section six months from now.
Good angle for looking at my jump through, still not right. Need to ask Kino how she works her breath. Normal practice for jump through is, I think to, exhale about two thirds. But I have that swing forward up onto my toes then swing back and then Jump and instead of going all the way through I go high and hang for a moment Kino style, before coming down and through. That really makes the breath confusing.
At the moment I tend to lift up following my inhale and kick back while exhaling. I inhale up to up dog, exhale to down dog. Then I inhale on my swing forward to my toes and exhale two thirds or so as I go back, start to jump up and hold coming through on the last of the breath.
Seems to work OK but am, as always, open to suggestions. I've noticed a few visitors from Miami, anyone from Kino's shala who knows how she teaches the breath here or have been to one of her workshops?
Getting warmer now and I want to get second yoga towel, want to try a Yogitoes Skidless. Anyone know where they can be picked up in the UK. Seen them on ebay but postage is expensive from the US. Think I remember reading someone blogging from the UK had one so surely they can be had, but can't find a UK supplier online.