I would like to add a couple of addenda to my two previous posts. Randa has read both posts, and has requested that I clarify them:
(1) It is not true that pranayama is practiced in the padmasana in the three finishing lotus postures (as I said in this post). The duration of the breath, as she counts it (and, I take it, as Lino counts it as well) is indeed longer than the duration of Sharath's count, but there is no breath retention involved. That was purely my impression: Because my breath was not long enough, I had to hold my breath for one or two seconds at the end of each inhalation and each exhalation. Hence my impression that there was pranayama involved. This is important to clarify, as Randa wants me to make it clear that there is no pranayama involved here.
(2) As for the matter of the vinyasa count for lifting up and jumping back (see this post), Randa has this to say: "you inhale in the pose then on the exhale place your hands to be ready to
I don't suppose everybody is going to agree on everything, but the least I can do here is to make it clear what people are saying, and not misrepresent them. Which, hopefully, I have managed to do with these addenda.
I also see that a few other people have left comments pertaining to these issues in these two previous posts. Thank you for doing so. I'll probably reply to you tomorrow: I'm too beat right now after driving the whole day to get back here to Idaho. In the meantime, perhaps you may find these addenda useful? :-)