Honey Flow: Psoas Softeners

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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, a blanket, a strap and a bolster — if you don’t own a bolster just grab some extra blankets or a big pillow)

Soften your psoas muscles in this slow sequence that will massage, stretch, and lengthen the abdominals and the frontal hips. Towards the end of the first hour, we play around with some supported variations of simhasana (lion pose) to get the whole deep front line as long as possible, and then we chill in simple restorative shapes for the final 30 minutes of practice.

(Int) 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)?