Kula Reset: Strong Yin Medicine + Viloma Pranayama

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Schuyler Grant

I used to think that yoga was something my parents did to embarrass me in front of my friends in junior high. But 20 years ago, recovering from a back injury, I began practicing asana and discovered something I h...
(Suggested props: anything and everything you want to bring the floor to your body)

Yin Yoga is often a practice of full surrender, but today's class explores some more 'challenging' Yin postures like Dragon and Seal.  The focus is on hip opening and back bending.  We close with Viloma Pranayama, or 3-part breathing.  This is good, potent medicine for the whole body - subtle and gross.

(Int) These turbulent times have inspired a new Kula class to down-regulate, restore, heal, and reset the nervous system. Each practice will vary, but the common thread is an array of the subtle arts. Expect a blend of reflective traditions like pranayama and meditation alongside the embodied practices of Yin and Restorative asana. You might even be treated to some singing bowls, an occasional inversion up the wall, Yoga Nidra, or a curated reading (none of us are too old for a good story time)!

Studies show that these practices boost the immune system and cardiovascular health, reduce stress and depression, enhance sleep and muscle repair, and generally make you a nicer human being. Enjoy the antidote for the stressors of our times (and a perfect compliment to the Yang dominance of most Kula classes). You can do chaturanga tomorrow. Right now, drop in for a Kula Reset.