Keep your gaze forward and butt up with Dina's special secret to awesome jump backs.
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[Music Playing] Hi I am Dina Prioste and welcome to get exercised. First I want to say a big thank you to everyone that has been commenting on the videos and on my website thank you so much. If you take venosa and ashtanga style yoga classes then you know that you definitely do a lot of jump backs into the venosa flow and from arm balances. So if you are not familiar with the venosa check out episode seven and 38 for some salutes and venosa flow information. Jumping back is a great way to build your upper body strength and your inner core strength and I have got a special secret that is going to help you with your jump backs. So first with the jump back you want to make sure you are able to do chaturanga very strongly so we always land from the jump box directly into chaturanga. So if you are beginner yogi and you are still working on that when you move to the venosa flow you can build up your arm strength by doing half chaturanga into upward dog or you can start to work on the chaturanga come all the way to the floor then come to upward dog to build up your arm strength. And obviously if you have wrist, arm shoulder or back injuries you want to skip the jump backs all together. The secret to an awesome jump back requires only two steps and that is [music playing] inhale butt up, exhale jump back. Believe me it works so for example if you are coming to jump back to a chaturanga from a standing forward bend in a venosa flow. So say you are standing here, your hands are gong to be out in front of your feet. Inhale, bend the knees, butt goes up so instinctively people usually focus on going back on a jump back but I say you focus on going forward. So when you inhale your butt up it brings your weight forward unto your arms which is really gong to support you when you are air born in the jump back. So here inhale butt up, look forward, exhale jump back into chaturanga and focus on making those jump backs as light as possible on your feet. It works for most arm balances as well. Inhale butt up, exhale jump back. Inhale butt up, exhale jump back. [Music Playing] So remember inhale butt up and exhale jump back for strong and light jump backs. But that is pretty much all that works for does not really apply to anything else in life. Next week we are going to tighten our outer core muscles with some abdominal exercises. I cannot wait, thanks for watching I am Dina Prioste and have just been exercised. [Music Playing]