Kula Flow: Banks of the River

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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: 1-2 blocks and a blanket if you like one for knee padding)

The sides of the body are the banks of your river - when they are long and strong, they support the opening and flow of the inner landscape. This practice will lengthen and strengthen your side waist, outer hips, and shoulders as we progress towards variations of Side Plank, Half Moon, and Vishnu’s Couch (vashistasana, ardha chandrasana, and anantasana).

(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.