Kula Flow: A Lot of Arm Balances

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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 a strap)

In this class, we unpack the actions of the breath and abdominals that will support uddiyana bandha (the belly flying up lock), and the actions of the hips that will support a variety of arm balances. In the second half of class, we visit several related arm balances: bakasana, eka pada koundiyasana 2, eka hasta bhujasana, and astavakrasana. We also fall on our faces and laugh a few times as we try to make it all happen.

(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.