There are also different ways to jump back. The asanas determine how to do it. Usually we land in chaturanga dandasana. I want to get a survey:
1. There is the classic jump back with both legs crossed, not touching the floor.
2. In the DVD by Sharath I saw that he left the one leg in lotus pose when he jumped back from ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana.
3. Another variation is when one knee is on one upper arm, half bakasana so to say. It's done when jumping back from marichyasana.....
4. Oh another jump back is when we are in tittibasana and go to bakasana and jump back from bakasana. To go from tittibasana to bakasana is the first challenge. To jump back from bakasana the second.
5. To flow through the arms while the legs are still in padmasana, lotus pose is the next variation.
6. Then there is chakrasana.
7. I can make out only one more variation. It is when we go from pincha mayurasa into chaturanga dandasana.
- Forward jumping happens while we inhale.
- Jumping backwards has 2 breaths: First we lift up the body with an inhaling however the legs are. With an exhaling the legs fly back.