Kula Basics: Stepping Stones to Standing on Your Head

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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 strap, a blanket -- we also use a sandbag for one exercise but you can substitute any light weight or even use your blocks instead)

This class sequence takes you through a series of drills that will help you find the right balance of flexibility and stability in your shoulders, hips, and core that are necessary to attempt sirsasana (headstand pose). We don't spend much time actually doing a headstand - this class is more about the preparatory poses and exercises.

(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.