Kula Hour: It's A Wrist Flip!

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Nikki Vilella

After moving to Tribeca twenty years ago, I stumbled upon a premie Kula on the way to the train. I went, was hands down hooked by the first hip opener, and the rest is history. I started teaching at Kula in 2005 ...
(Suggested props: for most of class you will only use 1 block. If you happen to have a bolster or two blankets you can roll into a bolster grab them. If you happen to have an Iyengar chair grab it. You can, however, easily do class without anything but a block).

Our hands nowadays are almost always stuck in the same position: holding a phone or on the computer! The more we put our body in one position, the more we are "asking" the fascial netting to hold us there. This class will do the opposite: open the palm, spread the thumb and the pinky away from one another, and explore traditional postures with non-traditional hand positions. Think cobras, handstands, caturangas, an arm balance, a belly backbend (bekasana). You will close with a twist and a luxurious forward bend or other symmetrical pose of your choice. 

 (Int) We used to think that an hour was way too short for a yoga class, and then we discovered the Kula Hour: A 65 minute straight up shot of all the good stuff. (Of course a Kula hour lasts just a little longer than a NYC hour.) For 60 minutes we have at it, Kula style. 5 minutes of blissful rest follow.