Kula Hour: A Non-Aggressive Approach to Handstand

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Kevin Bigger

e-ryt 500 yoga teacher and teacher trainer based in brooklyn, ny.  i started practicing yoga up in boston in my late teens, immediately after a period of massive (less than healthy) weight loss, and just before...
(suggested props: 2 blocks and access to a wall)

When someone is newer to handstands, attempting them can be a stressful experience where they repetitively throw themself towards the wall, hold their breath, and hope for the best. This slow, steady class tries to soothe your nerves while opening and strengthening key muscles in the hip and shoulder that will eventually help you handstand with ease. Towards the end of class, you’ll try a few handstands supported by the wall, and then release your nervous system with ten minutes of restorative work before your rest.

(Int) We used to think that an hour was way too short for a yoga class, and then we discovered the Kula Hour: A 65 minute straight up shot of all the good stuff. (Of course a Kula hour lasts just a little longer than a NYC hour.) For 60 minutes we have at it, Kula style. 5 minutes of blissful rest follow.