Karen Sherman’s first randomized controlled trial (RCT) investigating the effectiveness of yoga for low back pain was published in 2005 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Her initial study was met by high enthusiasm among Viniyoga teachers and therapists as well as the broader yoga community. ..
Does suffering and your relationship to it hold you back from actualizing your full potential? Listen in as Gary discusses the purpose of Kriya Yoga. We invite you to comment in our blog about your own understanding of/experiences with Kriya Yoga. Select comments will be published...
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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 ..
IAYT 2011 Karma Yoga Award for Remarkable Service and Effective Leadership goes to Clare Collins! ..
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. ..
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. ..
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 ..
Gary Kraftsow was a member of a panel that discussed issues of yoga and religion with Yoga Journal. ..
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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