Baptiste Yoga: A Core Yoga Sequence with Leap Frog Hops, or Donkey Kicks - Yoga Journal

Baptiste Yoga: Advanced Core Sequence With Leap Frog Hops

Master Baptiste Yoga teacher Leah Cullis demonstrates an advanced core-strengthening and spirit-lifting sequence with Leap Frog hops.

Master Baptiste Yoga teacher Leah Cullis, who leads YJ's upcoming online course Pillars of Power Yoga, created this advanced core-strengthening sequence with Leap Frog hops—the perfect pick-me-up for a blah day.

Inversions can help you get out of your head and into your body, and they're also really fun and empowering. In this core-strengthening sequence, we’ll build up to Leap Frog hops (sometimes called Donkey Kicks)—a great fix for those days when you're feeling just a little too serious.

Before you begin this sequence, warm up with at least 3 rounds of Sun Salutation A and Sun Salutation B. After you complete the sequence, I recommend finishing with 10 breaths in Half Pigeon on each side, a Seated Forward Bend, and a supine twist on each side. Generate ujjayi breath to set the pace for your practice.