yoga

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…

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…