Kula Flow: This Wheel Was Made For Walking

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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: 2 blocks)

This progressive, repetitive sequence slowly builds the basic actions of a backbend all the way up to more advanced shapes, including one-leg variations of chatush padasana (bridge pose) and urdhva dhanurasana (wheel pose). If that’s all going well, you’ll take your wheel for a little walk around the room. These variations are fun tricks for your brain, as they require just as much mental acuity as they do physical stability.

(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.