Yoga

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…

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…