Why Chant the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali?

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Chanting makes the sutras intimate for you. That's true in every tradition: if you want to have serious membership in the tradition you memorize the ancient texts. The way to have this intimate connection to it is to know the words by heart and to recite them. You're removing the distance between you and the Word.
-Andy Sugerman, AVI Viniyoga Foundations Program Faculty in an interview in YogaCity New York ..

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Clare Collins awarded the IAYT 2011 Karma Yoga Award

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
IAYT 2011 Karma Yoga Award for Remarkable Service and Effective Leadership goes to Clare Collins! ..
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Nikki Myers and the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nikki Myers was introduced to yoga in the trendy 70s - and then it lay dormant while she pursued her dual careers of jazz singing and software design (she holds songwriting credits and software patents in these fields). Emotional and physical stressors encouraged her to return to her yoga practice some years later. ..

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An Introduction to Chapter Two of the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali by Gary Kraftsow

Monday, December 05, 2011

The second chapter of the Yoga Sutras is called Sadhana Pada. Sadhana is a the Sanskrit word that is used to mean “practice.” This chapter is for most of us, who are called Baddanjali, meaning those who are bound, caught, in circumstances and those kind of experiences that cause us suffering.  ..

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Righting the Balance of Emotional Well-being

Friday, November 25, 2011

By engaging every aspect of our being, yoga teaches us how to lift ourselves out of depression and move toward a deeper sense of self.
--Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, Founder and Director American Viniyoga Institute ..

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Does Yoga Conflict with your Religion?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gary Kraftsow was a member of a panel that discussed issues of yoga and religion with Yoga Journal. ..

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AVI graduate in the news

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Yoga Therapy with Brooks Newton ..

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Chanting Patanjali's Yogasutra by Andy Sugerman

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Early on, I was inspired by TKV Deskichar and Gary Kraftsow to learn recitation of the Yogasutra by memory as a traditional path of yoga practice. Within a year’s time I’d visited Desikachar at his Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in India as well as begun my formal yoga study with Gary at his American Viniyoga Institute, then located in Hawaii. Shortly after, I became aware of S Ramaswami who was a long time student of Krishnamacharya and a founding partner of the KYM along with Desikachar. I reasoned there would be no better teacher from whom to learn the Yogasutra than Ramaswami. ..

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Have Modern Practitioners Lost Sight of Yoga's Deeper Teachings?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Watch two interviews with Gary Kraftsow & David Sunshine as they discuss how the culture of yoga has changed over the years at the 2011 Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park. ..

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Meet a Viniyoga Therapist - Jill Dunkley, Ontario, Canada

Friday, October 07, 2011
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