Kula Flow: What the Setu Bandhasana (Or How I Learned to Love Bridge Pose)

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Peiling Junek

I came to yoga in January 2009 as a skeptic of the discipline, compelled to the mat by the prodding of an older sibling and a great New Year’s deal on classes. It didn’t take long for me to recognize the many ben...
(Suggested Props: 2 blocks, 2 blankets (optional), 1 belt (optional))

This class aims to zhuzh up Setu Bandhasana/Bridge Pose - one of the foundational backbends in yoga - by building up to the transition from Salamba Sarvangasana/Shoulder Stand into Bridge Pose. While this class is prop-heavy, it can also be done without most of the props.

(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.