Kula Basics: How to Build a Backbend

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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, one blanket, one strap/belt, and a bolster/cushion/pillow)

Explore the actions of the arms and legs that support the spine in backward extension. Along the way, expect a tune up of chaturanga dandasana (the bottom of a pushup) mixed in with a series of other drills to teach the limbs how to do their job properly. Once all the pieces are in place, we put them together in salabasana, dhanurasana, and ustrasana (locust, bow, and camel poses).

(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.