I have been trying to work on my transitions since I feel a bit slow going through my vinyasa. I am wondering if anyone has any tips?
When I am at home, I use thick dictionaries to easily be able to lift myself through the transitions, and I am working on kicking up into a handstand. However, I am not graceful enough to do this sort of thing in class. I am sticking to practising in my living room for now.
During vinyasas I cross my legs (into lotus if I can) and push down with my palms into the ground to try to hold me whole body off the floor. I do this 5 times every vinyasa. I think it helps, and suprisingly it has to do more with your core strength so make sure to keep your belly tight while doing it. Another thing I do is sit on the floor with my legs straight out in from of me and my arms at my side. I press through my palms and try to lift my butt and legs off the ground and I do this several times too. It sounds easy but wait until you try it! And you get a fast response from your body, you'll see if you keep doing it for several weeks!