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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 […]

By Robin Lilly | Viniyoga . Yoga
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