Kula Flow: Ribs to Thighs and Fireflies

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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 sandbag or something else that weighs 5-10 pounds)

In class today we look at how to make an impossibly difficult pose (tittibasana or firefly pose) feel somehow more possible by first learning its more foundational component parts. In particular, we explore how to fit the upper body inside the inner legs; once the ribs can touch the thighs, most of the work for the arm balance is already done.

(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.