Honey Flow: The Old Ball and Sockets (Hips and Shoulders)

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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 bolster/large pillow, a strap/belt, a sandbag (optional) and a chair or low table (just for the last bit of class!))

Shoulder openers, hip openers, and a good amount of breath work all come together in this sequence. We primarily focus on lateral rotation through both ball-and-socket joints, with the aim of opening the chest, inner thighs, and outer hips.

(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)?