Kula Basics: Put Your Shoulders on Your Back

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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 or two, a strap/belt, and a chair (any chair without wheels on it will work!)

Learn how to open and integrate your shoulders and prepare them for the actions they perform in a sun salutation! Expect a lot of slow, specific shoulder therapeutics to teach the upper back how to do it's job, and a full breakdown of poses like urdhva mukha svanasana (upward facing dog) where the shoulders have to understand how to roll off the chest and become a part of the back.

(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.