Jump back and through – it almost sounds like something that will take you back to the future. But it’s another way of describing vinyasa, the transitional jumping actions between the poses in the Ashtanga system.
It’s also the name of the second DVD in Toronto-based Ashtanga yoga teacher David Robson’s Learn to Float series. In this DVD, Robson breaks down the “jump-back” and the “jump-through” into five steps to help develop strength, flexibility and skill.
I have three copies of Learn to Float: Jump Back and Through for three lucky IAYB readers. All you have to do is answer the skill testing question in the comment section: If you could jump back to any time period in the history of the world, what would it be?
Leave your comments before 9am EST, Tuesday, July 31. Three names will be drawn at random.
David Robson is the co-owner and director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, where he leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs. He made his first trip to Mysore, India in 2002, where he initiated studies with his teacher, Sharath Jois. Since then he has returned annually to deepen and enrich his practice and teaching. He is Level-2 Authorized by the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute.