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Julie F

Thank you for posting this. Your final words, especially, ring true.

Susan Goetz

I teach an over-50 class and enjoy it very much(I'm 60). However, i have a very overweight student who broke into tears because she couldn't "manuever' her body as she said. We tried some chair adaptions that she seemed comfortable doing. Is there any information anywhere that I can use? Any things to say to her to encourage here...Help!!!Thanks


Hi teru,

This discussion is about the technique of "jumping through" in the Ashtanga vinyasa yoga system. Between each seated pose you "jump back" (a different technique not discussed here) to chaturanga dandasana then move from up-dog to down-dog. From down-dog you "jump through" to dandasana by jumping into a position similar to half-handstand and then swing your straight legs through your arms and lower gently into dandasana. Easier said than done! Hope this helps.


please help a dis-located beginner... what does all this mean? What position do you begin in, and where are you headed, with all this jump thru, and flying, and pelvic particulars. I've taught for two years - a class of mostly beginners, oldsters (40 and up beginners), and kinetically challenged folks like my own self, but I have no idea what this conversation is about. Any light on this subject would be greatly appreciated!

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