Listen, I also love and teach the various jump back, step back, and float backs to chaturanga, plank, bhujangasana, and upward facing dog vinyasa. However, as with any packed class you can't always catch the ones that are cringe-worthy, and even if you could you can't always stop the train and get someone up to speed without losing the momentum of the rest of the practice. So for my fellow yoga teachers, I'll give you five ways to avoid the nightmares that can wake you in a cold sweat with visions of students looking like turtles in cobra or car crash whiplash victims in urdhva mukha svanasana right after they collapse, flop, crash and burn in chaturanga. And for students, theses five tips will help empower your yoga no matter who's leading the practice.
5) Lets admit it, in the typical 90-minute flow class that's popular these days we do too damn many vinyasas preformed either by rote and/or without skill. As Charles Barkley would say, "It's just turreble."