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Jul
28

Two Yoga Therapy DVDs by Gary Kraftsow

Pranamaya, Inc. has announced the release of Gary Kraftsow’s Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety and Viniyoga Therapy for Depression. The DVD practices include Viniyoga techniques of breath-adapted movements in yoga postures, pranayama, meditation and chanting to alleviate conditions of anxiety and depression. Each DVD features a lecture from Gary Kraftsow about symptoms and Yoga Therapy methods […]

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga . Yoga Therapy
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Jun
11

A Viniyoga Stress Break at Indiana University Health

Dona Robinson, AVI Viniyoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist Graduate, presented a 15-minute Viniyoga relaxation sequence to 1,500 Indiana University Health leaders and managers on June 9 and 10, 2011. Indiana University Health is a major health care provider in the state of Indiana. Dr. Howard Friedman, a participant in Gary Kraftsow’s workshop at CITYOGA in […]

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga . Yoga
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Gary at Kripalu: Yoga Therapy Intensive

It’s springtime in the Berkshires, lilacs are blooming, and everything is lush and fresh. Kripalu couldn’t be more alive with spring energy. Inside, Gary talked about the yogic approach to breaking the chronic illness symptom cycle. “The doorway,” he said, “is the breath.” He identified two keys in this approach: pranayama and mantra japa. Pranayama […]

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga
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Yoga and Religion: A Commentary from Gary Kraftsow

The yoga tradition is rooted in Patañjali’s teachings which are, in turn, rooted in Vedic revelation. The Yoga Sutra-s of Patañjali represent a very unique text in human history because it is more like a science of mind and a science of religion, which is at the same time non-sectarian and not secular. Yoga philosophy […]

By Robin LIlly | Viniyoga
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Pratipaksha Bhavanam

Patañjali uses the word twice in the Yoga Sutra-s. One sutra [2.33] says, “Vitarkabadhane pratipaksha bhavanam.” That’s a very simple sentence. It means that when we have afflicted thinking, then “Pratipaksha bhavanam”: Contemplate and take another view—look at the situation from another perspective. In another sutra [2.34], Patañjali says that if you have negative thinking […]

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