You might be wondering what skipping rope has to do with yoga.
Well, it doesn't and it does.
On the one hand it's quite obvious we do not do skipping and hopping movements, especially not repeatedly, in yoga practice.
On the other hand, you can also see from skipping rope, or in fact, any kind of jumping around, that this doesn't happen without the engagement of our muscles. So when we practice, particularly active postures, flows, vinyasa and similar practices, we do need to engage our muscles.
Skipping rope teaches us to engage muscles to support dynamic movements.
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