Kula Hour: Birds of a Feather

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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; some may want a strap for a pose or two)

This sequence explores three postures that are named after birds: garudasana, bakasana, and krounchasana (eagle, crow, and heron poses). While these shapes are all very different - a standing balance, an arm balance, and a seated posture - they are also deeply connected to one another. In particular, all three ask us to look at what it means to deeply bend the knees; as a result, this particular sequence would not be recommended for those with acute knee pain.

(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.