Kula Flow: 90 Degree Padangustha Party + Pranayama

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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: Any chair or 2-3 blocks if you don't have one and 1 strap).

This class will build off the blueprint of a 90 degree shape: Dandasana. You will start with supine positions, move to a take on Paschimo with maximum extension and arms in the overhead plane, Navasana, Padangustha Variations, an early supported Navasana, warrior 3, L handstands,  and an opportunity to go upside down a second time with either a headstand or a shoulderstand practice. You will wake up your legs, your core, and strengthen your back. Breathwork offers a longer exhale than inhale with retention at the top and the bottom, and brahmari breath to get and keep you buzzing. 

(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.

Followed by (optional) Pranayama.