Honey Flow: Become a Cat, Pulling on its Tail

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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, one strap, one blanket, one bolster and one sandbag -- that's A LOT so grab what you have and know that you can modify all of this with two blocks, a blanket and a big pillow or whatever else you have handy)

"Cat Pulling on its Tail" is a complex Yin Yoga pose that addresses multiple directions of movement for the hip, while putting a twist into the spine. In the standing series, we prepare the legs for this posture, and look at how we can use the actions of the hips to leverage spinal rotation. This titular pose and many other goodies come in a long (and hopefully delightful) yin and restorative sequence at the end 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)?