Welcome to the American Viniyoga Institute. We are pleased to provide Viniyoga Mini-Lectures by Gary Kraftsow on a variety of yoga and Yoga Therapy topics. Bookmark this page as we update the lectures on a regular basis.
Listen to Gary Kraftsow's closing remarks, "Yoga and Daily Living: Outer and Inner Dimensions of Practice" from the 2011 Yoga Journal Conference: Midwest.
Gary discusses sadhana and how it can be used to liberate energy to master thoughts, feelings, and behavior for deep inner transformation. What is the purpose of asana and pranayama in personal practice? Mantra? Meditation? Learn more about the inner journey of yoga in this 37 minute lecture.
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In this clip Gary Kraftsow talks about the profound wisdom revealed in the ancient yoga sutras of Patanjali...
"All that arises know that that will pass." "Don't identify with what is impermanent. What arises will cease. That is not who you are."
"Our pattern is to identify with what arises in your mind and yoga is pointing to a possibility of breaking that identification."
In this clip Gary Kraftsow gives his insights on Yamunācarya's commentary on the Bhagavadi-gitā.
Gary discusses the steps in transformation: recognition of the reality of suffering, wishing to do something about it and engaging in the process of transformation.
Breathing Role In Yoga
Breathing's role in yoga is fundamental to your successful practice.
In this clip Gary Kraftsow explains the crucial role of breathing in Viniyoga and how "Yoga is an experiential and experimental science".
Since even most highly experienced yoga teachers fail to truly master their breathing or truly understand the role of breathing in Yoga, this audio is a must listen...
"In Viniyoga we adapt the form of the posture to fit the individual."
In this clip Gary Kraftsow challenges the widely held and erroneous belief that forcing your body into a preconceived yoga posture is the foundation of yoga practice. Gary explains how and why the Viniyoga approach to practice, teaching and yoga therapy are VERY different from most yoga modalities in the western world.
This audio revealing the core viniyoga fundamentals will challenge your own preconceptions about yoga practice. In the next 15 minutes Gary will give you tremendous insight into getting the results and the effects you want and need from your yoga practice and your teaching...
Viniyoga Fundamentals With Gary Kraftsow Part 1 (3 minutes)
Viniyoga Fundamentals With Gary Kraftsow Part 2 (12 minutes)
These mini-lectures offer a glimpse into the authentic and relevant teachings of the American Viniyoga Institute as transmitted by Founder, Director, and Senior Teacher, Gary Kraftsow. You can learn more by attending an event, workshop or professional training program with the American Viniyoga Institute.
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