Whether you're newer to Ashtanga yoga or an experienced Ashtanga practitioner, it's always important to refine your transitions. In this program, you'll work with one transition in particular: jumping through down dog into a seated pose and then "picking it up and taking it back" into chaturanga and up dog, before returning to down dog.
Throughout, you'll gain a nuanced understanding of the mechanics of this powerful transition and get alignment-based drills and progressive practices designed to help you systematically build strength for it.
As you build your "pick it up and take it back" power, remember to be patient with wherever you are in the process. It takes time to build muscle, it takes time to build strength, so give yourself time and enjoy your practice.
Discussing Transitions in Ashtanga Yoga
How to Access Your Deepest Forward Fold
The Secret to Building Strength? Sun Salutations!
Progressions to Prepare for Jump Throughs
Strength Drills for Jump Throughs
Progressions to Pick It Up and Take It Back
Strength Drills for Pick Ups and Jump Backs
To obtain unlimited access to this course on all your devices, along with access to 300+ other yoga course and challenges, and all the content of Yoga International, just create a Yoga International account. The first 7 days are free. Cancel anytime!Start your free trial
We’ve spent the last 30 years becoming an indispensable compendium of yoga practices and resources like no other. Since 1991, Yoga International has been a trusted source leading students to the best yoga classes and teachers in the world so they can experience the transformational health benefits of yoga.
While other platforms have shifted to pilates and fitness focused content, we’ve stayed true to yoga and our mission to help you find the path that works best for you.