Kula Basics: Lateral Standing Poses

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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 and some sort of belt or strap. We also use a chair for a couple poses; any chair or low table will do.)

The lateral standing poses (Tree, Warrior 2, Triangle and Extended Side Angle) are fundamental to the practice as they set the body up for all other categories of postures. While these postures are foundational, they also require a bit of challenging, nuanced worked to make sense of the oppositional forces at play in the hips.

(Basic/Int) Get in the Kula Flow! Kula style yoga is a deep, challenging practice that will make you stronger and more flexible on the outside and softer (and more flexible) on the inside. You are never too tight, too tall or too weak to begin. (There’s nothing we can do if you’re too much of a procrastinator to get here.) Open to beginners as well as those wanting a slower paced vinyasa class or those who wish to reconnect with the fundamentals of alignment and flow style yoga. Though we like to emphasize that these are not so much yoga basics classes (there are plenty of those around the city), as basic Kula style classes.