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Yoga knew this five thousand years ago

by Stephani Sutherland As a practicing psychiatrist for over 25 years, Marilyn Granger, MD, knows something about the inner workings of the brain. But unlike most psychiatrists, Marilyn is also training to become a certified Yoga Therapist with AVI. In an upcoming workshop co-presented with Mirka Scalco-Kraftsow in Sebastopol, CA, Marilyn will lay out some […]

By Robin Lilly | Viniyoga . Yoga . Yoga Teacher Training
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Watch your Back

Yoga Journal is singing the praises of Viniyoga. In this article focused on back pain relief, Viniyoga shines as an accessible tool with great results. Great sequence by Gary included. Share with your friends! Read the article on YogaJournal.com »

By Robin Lilly | Viniyoga
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What is Tantra?

by Gary Kraftsow Traditional Yoga is very different than the modern incarnation of Yoga in the west; so too traditional Tantra very different than the modern incarnation of Tantra in the west. The purpose of this reflection is to make known some of these differences. Yoga in the current public mind is, for the most […]

By Robin Lilly | Viniyoga . Yoga
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Can Yoga Be Bad for You?

“It’s not about the postures, it’s about the practitioner.” — Gary Kraftsow KQED (NPR affiliate station in Northern California) held a radio show on January 12, 2012 about a recent New York Times Magazine article focused on how yoga can cause serious injury. The safety of yoga practice was addressed by a panel of speakers […]

By Robin Lilly | Viniyoga . Yoga
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The Purpose of Kriya Yoga

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. » Listen now

By Robin Lilly | Viniyoga . Yoga
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Dec
28

Nikki Myers and the Yoga of 12 Step Recovery

Nikki Myers was introduced to yoga in the 70s. 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. Now Nikki is a Viniyoga […]

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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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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 […]

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