We’ve been practicing the jump through in yoga for the past few weeks. Before you can pass from front to back and vice versa you need to be able to press your body up off the floor and create space for the body to move through, like a swing. I was convinced my arms weren’t long enough so my teacher had me sit in dandasana (sitting up with legs straight out in front) with my hands on the floor next to my hips. If my elbows were bent, it meant my arms were long enough (see arms in image 1. Waaay bent).
Then we practiced lifting and holding for 5 - 10 sweaty seconds for reps. You can’t imagine how much heat that hold creates. He suggested using blocks under the hands to start a little higher off the floor. I refused (all ego). Now I can lift and hold for 11 seconds! Up next, the swing through.
Yoga is practice. So know if you can’t do something today, you have many tomorrows to get there.