Blog

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…

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

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

The second chapter of the Yoga Sutra-s 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. Suffering comes in many…

SYTAR 2011 Event Recap

Viniyoga Based Stress Reduction in the Workplace Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI) and Mary Hilliker, RD, E-RYT 500, CYT, AVI Director of Administration, presented at the International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research on September 3, 2011 in Monterey, CA. Gary discussed…

VIniyoga Stress Reduction Program

The initial Mind-Body Pilot with Aetna, Inc. that included the Viniyoga Stress Reduction Program has been completed, with preliminary results demonstrating statistically significant reductions in perceived stress compared to controls.  Full results will be available at a later date. The current phase of the project has been an expansion of the number of classes offered…

Two Yoga Therapy DVDs by Gary Kraftsow

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…