Friday asana aid: Dropbacks

Here’s part of the Ashtanga series that needs no introduction, so, let’s jump — or fall — right in.

Chris Croft:

Yoga body Naturals:

Ashtanga World, using a wall:

And, finally, just up this week, Michael Gannon:

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16 thoughts on “Friday asana aid: Dropbacks”

  1. steve – you gotta take that sadie nardini video down. she is obnoxious and seriously, that is the worst advice for dropping back…so not ashtanga….love your blog, but that just won’t fly.
    🙂

      1. By the way, I have zero idea who she is… although I just saw something on her online, so I now have a 1% idea, and I kinda see where you were coming from.

        That said, Bobbie and I are still debating if the videos posted imply our “endorsement” of the method. Perhaps they do — I might in the future point out ones I think aren’t good. We’ll see.

        S

    1. No need to apologize 🙂 Those were our personal opinions, but I’m not surprised that you agree…I watched her video a long time ago and that whole thing about leaning back and doing one arm at a time just seems physically irresponsible because of the twist it creates in the spine.

  2. No worries Steve. It happens to all of us. If I don’t get chastised at least once a day, I know I am not trying hard enough.

  3. Yes, definitely I have read it as your endorsement is on the videos. As I’m new to ashtanga I can’t always differentiate between good and bad instruction so I would definitely appreciate a bit of commentary on who you think is doing a really good job in their vids. After all, anyone can put anything up on YT these days! Love these posts, don’t spend too long on second please 🙂

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