Trying to master a jump through can be very challenging and often overwhelming. In this post, you’ll see how to use blocks to give you a little boost in the process along with some additional modifications. I would absolutely recommend cork blocks for this over foam as they’re much more supportive.
- Start with the blocks in between the hands as you lift into downward dog. Make sure you have a solid foundation and that the blocks are nicely in place.
- Lift onto the toes as you begin to build energy, preparing to jump through.
- Bend at the knees as you lift the hips up (if you’re not quite ready to jump, you can also slide your right foot up so it’s behind your left hand, and then your left foot behind your right hand, crossing your feet just behind the blocks. If you do this, you’ll work on lifting the feet off the ground from here and into an L-Sit which may take quite some time to get to)
- As you jump through you’ll cross your legs before bringing your feet all the way through to an L-Sit.
Practice this regularly and over time you’ll build enough strength and stability to jump through without the blocks.
Of course, if you don’t have yoga blocks, you can swing over to my Etsy or Amazon stores to purchase a set of the blocks used in these photos. Check back here to find more ideas on how to use yoga blocks to improve your Asana!
Thanks to Audrey Sutton of Blissful Soul for posing for the photos!