Honey Flow: Squeeze Your Legs, Release Your Legs

Aired -

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: 2 blocks, 1 blanket & 1 bolster — if you don’t own a bolster grab a big pillow or a few extra blankets)

When we tightly squeeze or knot the legs, we become immediately aware of the hidden pockets of tension in the hip, thigh, ankle and calf. This class uses the archetype of gomukhasana (cow face pose) to explore what it feels like to tie your legs in a knot and - more importantly - to then indulge in the sweet release that comes as you unravel.
 
The most delicious (and stealthily challenging) of Kula classes. A one hour serving of sticky, sweaty Kula Flow, lathered with 20 minutes of yin yoga (deep, intense stretching) and a 15 minute restorative asana topping. YUM. We know that no one needs a little deep chill out more than NYC yogis, but most of us are too type A to take a true restorative class. So – this is the Kula solution. As one student put it: "You kick our ass for an hour and then kiss it for another 30 minutes.” (Sanskrit translation please)?