Kula Flow: Side (Not Self!) Isolation

Aired -

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: 2 blocks, a blanket for your knees if you like having one, and if you have a bolster grab it! Otherwise roll up 2 blankets or use pillows).

Who doesn't want to be taller? When I was 20 that meant traipsing around NYC in stilettos, at 40+ that means spinal extension and creating more space between the rib basket and pelvis. Enter: your side bodies+your arms in the overhead plane for assistance! In this class you will both strengthen and lengthen the upper portion of your later line through urdhva baddhanguliyasana arm variations in urdhva hastasana, parigasana variations, standing poses and a handstand. You will leave more aware of your periphery and the space you can potentially take up between the earth and the sky.

(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.