Kula Basics: Chair-eography for Standing Poses

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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, two blankets, a chair (any chair without wheels on it should work!))

In class today, we use a chair to help us understand how our hips relate to the rest of the body in standing poses like Warrior 2, Triangle, and Half Moon (virabhadrasana ii, trikonasana, and ardha chandrasana). After we explore the actions with the chair, we do these poses without the chair to fully embody them.

(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.