Kula Flow: Crossing the Center Line

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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: two blocks and a blanket)

We all know that can be dangerous to cross the center line when we are driving a car, but in our yoga practice taking the legs across the center line can actually help us understand the proper effort and alignment of the hips. This class explores the benefits of crossing the legs as it relates to twisting and hip opening postures, as well as the ways in which doing familiar poses in an unfamiliar way is good exercise for the brain.

(Int/Adv) Kula Flow is vinyasa (or flow) style yoga with an emphasis on creativity and alignment. Classes are inventive and thoughtful sequences of sun salutations, standing & seated postures, back bending, and inversions —guided by a steady breath to tone and calm the mind. Most teachers also use bandha work to open and strengthen the inner body. (Classes differ in tone and vigor depending on the teacher, so if you have special needs/interests please contact [email protected]) For students with a regular yoga practice.