After mastering the jump into Bakasana, it might be fun to have a go at jumping into Eka Pada Bakasana. This one really requires a lot of core engagement, as well as some very steady hands and arms. The hips need to come quite high so as to give you time to land the bent knee softly and with control. You can’t just shoot yourself into this one the way you can with the “easy” version of jumping to Bakasana.
In this video, first I demonstrate a useful prep pose, something one of my teachers calls a Gorilla Jump. It’s a nice way to warm up the arms and shoulders and to get a feel for what it’s going to be like to float into Eka Pada Bakasana, taking the hips up high and getting some good hang time. I then demonstrate jumping to Eka Pada Bakasana, once on each side.
Disclaimer: I am not a certified yoga instructor, and the ideas and opinions expressed here are not intended to be formal instruction on yoga poses. If you plan to start up a yoga practice, or if you have one and plan to do any of the yoga poses described in this blog, please seek out an experienced, living, breathing yoga teacher to guide you with hands-on instruction.