Yoga Jump Through


Yoga jump through made accessible for everyone. This workshop provides the techniques which with practice will get you jumping through with ease.

If you want to learn the tricks to be able to jump through into seated or lift and jump back, then this workshop provides the skills and techniques to be successful.

Yoga Jump Through






The whole process is a combination of strength and flexibility, along with an understanding of the subtle forces involved.

One of the big obstacles to lifting and jumping back is the uncontrolled use of the Quadriceps, and the under use of the Psoas at a critical time. The ability to make yourself small, and keep small, is aided by the Rectus Abdominus, but this needs to be in conjunction with the Psoas, while switching off the Quads.


It doesn’t stop there, at the point of the jump through, creating a lift from Mulha Bandha will encourage a sucking up of the whole pelvic floor. This is essential if you are going to keep your undercarriage clear of the floor.

Thinking about the subtle body element further, employing Hasta Bandha (hand bandha) will help resist the pull of gravity. Without an equal and opposite pushing and pulling through the hands and arms, the result will be we fall back to the Earth.

Hip mobility is another part of the jigsaw. Think lifting from seated and jumping back into Chaturanga Dandasana. The knees come into the chest, and then together, there is an element of internal hip rotation, along with activating the leg adductors (inner thighs)


As I mentioned earlier one of the big obstacles to lifting from seated is the uncontrolled use of the Quadriceps, and the under use of the Psoas. Hip flexion is performed primarily with the Psoas, with only one of the Quads involved. The Quads are primarily knee extensors, and this is a part of the problem. If the Quads engage when you attempt to lift from seated the legs will try to straighten and the feet will push into the floor preventing any chance of lift off.


If on the other hand the legs stay relaxed and you squeeze the groin, the legs will get drawn into the chest and the feet will lift away from the floor, and then cross the ankles.

At that point:

  • The hands push into the floor, while the arms are sucked up (Hasta Bandha)
  • The pelvic floor is lifted (Mulha Bandha)
  • The pubis lifts to the sternum (engage Rectus Abs)
  • The shoulder blades are sucked into the ribs cage (Serratus Anterior) and the upper back rounds
  • Now push the top ankle into the lower one (ankle lock or Kulpha Bandha)
  • The body will rotate on its axis
  • At this point release the legs back, and you will naturally land into Chaturanga Dandasana.    

 This workshop will break down the process and piece it back together so by the end of the workshop you will have a clear understanding of the process.

Martin your workshop leader has over 40 years of experience to call on, so you can rest assured you are in the hands of experts.