Grasp jump rope handles on each side. Initiate side swing mount or start with rope behind body and swing rope from behind over head. Body weight should be balanced on the balls of the feet, with knees slightly bent.
Swing rope in front of body, down to floor. Hop as rope travels under feet, and repeat.
Hop heights should be minimal, just enough to clear the rope, maximize jump rope efficiency, and decrease joint impact. Intensity can be altered by increasing speed of hops. Also see side view.