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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 […]

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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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Dec
05

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 […]

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Jul
28

Chapter One of the Yoga Sutra-s

AVI is pleased to announce the release of Gary Kraftsow’s commentary on Chapter One of the Yoga Sutra-s of Patañjali in 12 audio downloads. Study chapter one sutras one section at a time by using the audio downloads. The lectures are also available in a 4-CD set. You will come back to these lectures over […]

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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 […]

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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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