Is it "correct" to pulsate with the breath somewhat while doing asanas?
After your class in Salt Lake City I pretty much started all over again with Ashtanga and began placing the entire focus on mulabanda and breathing and how much prana that would bring through my body. Consequently I no longer stretch into asanas I breath into them and let the stretching pretty much take care of itself. So now when I do asanas it's a bit more "kinematic" than static. I wanted to know if this was correct.
In other words I don't stretch to the limit and hold it there for five breathes. I go into an asana to a comfort point then let my body go further in rhythm with my breathing. So when I'm doing Sirsasana A (headstand) I go up and down somewhat. I relax mulabanda a little bit, and pull in a deep breath. Then I gradually tighten mulabanda as I exhale. As the mulabanda tightens and I exhale more, I push up a bit with my arms and move my balance point from my head to my arms. I almost lift my head off the ground with my arms as mulabanda tightens. After exhaling I release mulabanda a bit and go back down on my head. So I'm going up and down a little rather than remaining still. I do the same with all the asanas. With Prasarita Padottanasana D I take my head all the way down as I tighten mulabanda then relax a bit on the inhale. My head comes up a bit then goes back down further on the next exhale. So I don't remain static but with each exhalation and tightening of mulabanda my body takes itself further into the stretch pretty much all by itself. This seems very natural to me and I usually find myself further into various asanas than before. I don't know of anyone else that does this movement thing. Is this correct or should one remain at full extension and more stationary with each breath?