Kula Flow: Virasana and Padmasana

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Nikki Vilella

After moving to Tribeca eighteen years ago, I stumbled upon a premie Kula on the way to the train. I went, was hands down hooked by the first hip opener, and the rest is history. I started teaching at Kula in 200...
(Suggested props: 1 bolster or two rolled blankets and 1 block optional)

While the leg rotations in Virasana and Padmasana are quite different, the two lend themselves to one another quite nicely. In this class you will work on opening the front of the hip and lengthening the inner and thigh and groin as you explore compacting the upper and lower leg in both Virasana, Padmasana and their cousins. By the end of class you will have the opportunity to throw the two together and take it upside down.

(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.