Make a commitment to keeping your arms straight. Bend your knees, lift and gently hop to the top of your mat. Try to land your feet as gently as possible. If it takes two hops, that’s okay. Jumping forward is the hardest part. You have to keep your arms straight, exhale and try to move the hips over the shoulders. When the hips shift over the shoulders, you’ll feel a lot lighter. But that takes courage, and you have to find that body awareness. Just keep practicing!