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Yoga for Depression: An Integrated Practice

By Gary Kraftsow | 05/31/2013 |

Yoga teaches us how to lift ourselves out of depression and move toward a deeper sense of self. Find out how—and try these poses, breathing exercises, and mantras.

Influencing the Direction of Change: Practicing Yoga for Stress Reduction

By Gary Kraftsow | 03/29/2012 | YogaChicago Magazine

Yoga As a Religion?

By Andrea Ferretti | 03/01/2012 | Yoga Journal

Gary Kraftsow was a member of a panel that discussed issues of yoga and religion with Yoga Journal.

When asked if it’s possible to teach the deeper aspects of yoga in a way that doesn’t cross boundaries of ideology and belief, Gary responded, “I think that we can definitely teach a mind-body connection and teach deeper aspects of yoga without any language that would conflict with anyone’s ideology.”

“If you have a deeper initiation into the broader tradition of yoga, then you recognize that what’s relevant for one individual or group isn’t the same as another. If you see what is going to be appropriate for the individual or the group you’re working with, you can adapt and give them what’s going to serve them.”

Top Research Abstract Award at IAYT Symposium on Yoga Research

By | 10/07/2011 |

The Aetna Mind Body Pilot won the Top Research Abstract Award at the International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Symposium on Yoga Research on September 23 – 25, 2011 at Kripalu, Lenox, MA.

Viniyoga and mindfulness at work: 12 week worksite stress reduction programs reduce perceived stress and improve sleep quality and autonomic balance.

Authors: G Kraftsow(1), J Landau(2), C Kusnick(3), K Bobinet(4), K McCabe(5), R

  1. American Viniyoga Institute
  2. Well Within Center for Yoga & Health, Madison, WI
  3. Headlands Consulting
  4. Health & Wellness Innovation, Aetna Inc.
  5. eMindful, Inc.
  6. Duke Integrative Medicine and Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University
    School of Medicine

Presenters of the poster session at SYR were Jerry Landau, BSChE, MAc, L.Ac, Well Within, Madison, WI and Catherine Kusnick, M.D., Headlands Consulting, Capistrano, CA. Jerry is an AVI Yoga Therapist graduate and Dr. Kusnick has completed the AVI Viniyoga Teacher Training.

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Where is Yoga Headed These Days? The Experts Discuss its Evolution, and Future

By Alice G. Walton | 09/07/2011 |

Gary joins a panel with Seane Corn, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman at the Omega Institute to discuss the commercialization of yoga.