Kula Flow: The Top of the Thigh

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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 and a strap)

If you've never thought about the top of your thigh during your yoga practice, get into this class! The top of the thigh can be a lot like the upper back -- tight, dull, and hard to access with our breath and our will. When we learn how to mobilize and stabilize this region, however, a whole litany of advanced poses become available. In particular, we move towards splits (hanumanasana), inversions, and backbends in the final third of this practice.

(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.