Viniyoga Practice: Full Recovery Therapy

Full Recovery

Subscribe to Outside+ now to get unique access to all of our content, including sequences, instructor tips, video lessons, and much more. A burning pain in my stomach woke me up in the middle of the night last year, and I was hurried to the hospital, where an emergency appendectomy and hysterectomy helped save my life. For years, I’d been suffering from benign uterine fibroid tumors; nevertheless, they suddenly became life-threatening and created a severe swelling in my abdominal cavity that was immediately life-threatening.

After a week in the hospital, I returned home to rehabilitate for many more weeks, during which time I was limited to extensive periods of bed rest.

My illness had suddenly deteriorated to such an acute degree that I was taken completely by surprise.

Despite the fact that it had been over three months since my operation, I was finally allowed to return to my practice, my doctor advised me to continue with care.

  1. In a short period of time, I knew that my Ashtanga-oriented yoga practice, with its tight twists and regulated vinyasa, would no longer be useful to me, and that I would have to recreate my practice from scratch from a completely different standpoint.
  2. Leslie is a former registered nurse who spent a lot of years working in hospital intensive care units.
  3. The kinder, more customized approach she demonstrated to my practice helped me move through my recovery process with greater ease.
  4. My recovery from surgery was aided by Viniyoga, but I got a newfound understanding of myself and my body that I had not before experienced.
  5. The practice is strongly tied to theYoga Sutra and meditation, and it is a technique of achieving and maintaining a sense of balance in one’s life.
  6. Because of our physical constraints, we gain a more complete awareness of our body and ourselves as a result.
  7. With time, we grow to understand that damage, restriction, and pain are our bodies’ way of instructing us.

I had a clear sensation beneath the incision in my stomach, as if a little reel wrapped tightly with wire was just beneath the skin, and with every step or lateral move, the pressure grew as the reel got even more tightly wound.

Such care is not unusual in individuals who have just undergone surgery, sustained an accident, or experienced pain, and the need to calm and quiet the body before moving or practicing is crucial.

Leslie began every session I attended with breathwork, which she timed with a metronome.

I noticed that my body became more calm and peaceful as we deliberately extended each breath.

All of my concern about re-engaging with my practice washed away, and I was left with a sense of peace and serenity.

Following my release from the obligation to attempt and maintain my previous yoga practices, I was free to experiment with a new method, which led to the discovery of a completely new practice.

Leslie’s Viniyoga practice is simple to follow, which may explain why the majority of her pupils are either new to yoga or old, or they are suffering from an injury, trauma, or discomfort.

Everyone is encouraged to find what feels right for them rather than trying to adhere to some particular, external vision of what they believe a stance should look like.

I prefer to get individuals to relax and take a break from whatever habit they’re in the midst of that could be giving them problems.

Focusing on inner awareness while maintaining physical awareness results in an individual representation of the outer form that is based on the practitioner’s unique physical talents, limits, and requirements (see Figure 1).

As an example, in Trikonasana (Triangle Pose), the stance is significantly shorter, and the bend at the waist is much more modest than the traditional deep, lateral fold.

As I experimented and investigated, I channeled all of the energy I could muster into doing whatever seemed appropriate at the time in the moment.

As if I were an artist in my own body, I inhabited the posture in the way that seemed appropriate for me at the time.

Uttanasana, a fundamental forward bend, appeared to be beyond of grasp.

I kept the position for three complete breaths before taking a deep breath and stood up straight once more.

As a result of my abdominal weakness, I developed a refined sensibility that allowed me to better calibrate my movements, and I became more aware of even the tiniest modifications and alterations in my form.

A process that takes time to develop, the progressive opening of the body and the release of its patterns of tension are two aspects of the process.

Each cell has a memory, and you must work your way up to a full posture gradually; otherwise, the muscles and the body as a whole would constrict, preventing you from opening and releasing the tension you’re storing in that location.

Moving into a posture, sensing its right alignment, and holding it for five breaths was the foundation of my Ashtanga Yoga practice.

Not only is there more than one form to a posture, but there are at least two: one that is fashioned by the breath and another that is shaped by the exhale.

Although such repetitive movement may not be therapeutic in some situations (for example, flexing my torso up and down after abdominal surgery would not be a good idea), this approach can be effective in assisting the body in breaking down existing patterns of tension and opening new pathways of mobility.

  • Six months after surgery, I could still feel the presence of that coil of tightness in my stomach, but I had figured out how to alleviate the discomfort.
  • Viniyoga taught me how to identify the form of a position without compromising the integrity of that pose or my personal requirements, despite the fact that I couldn’t perform anything effortlessly at first.
  • I’m lying on the floor with my legs crossed, the tops of my feet relaxed and pigeon-toed, and my elbows soft and bent, breathing into and out of the position.
  • The rest of the class went onto the next pose while I took my time, internalizing my awareness and listening to my body to tell me when and how to move.
  • In addition, I continue to participate in Viniyoga sessions, which help me to ground myself in a deeper internal experience and to infuse my practice with a fresh point of view.
  • It also helped me reconnect with the fundamental reason for my yoga practice: to create a marriage of body, mind, and spirit while living from the soft, sweet space that exists within.

Ultimately, the surgery and prolonged rehabilitation were a tiny price to pay for such a generous return. Originally from California, Kathy Wyer works as a freelance journalist and has been a yoga practitioner for over a decade.

Digital Workshops

The Heart of Practice Conference: Asana and Beyond is a conference dedicated to the practice of yoga. brings together some of the most brilliant thinkers in the field of contemporary yoga. This book has a road map for how to use your practice to bring about personal development on the levels of the mind-body-spirit. It is written by master instructors Gary Kraftsow, Sally Kempton, Cyndi Lee, and Rod Stryker as well as Doug Keller. This live-streamed online conference includes five invigorating workshops (which include both lecture and practice), a discussion panel in which each of the presenters offers their perspective on contemporary issues in the yoga world, and an illuminating closing symposium that brings it all together.

This full-spectrum experience includes asana, mantra, meditation, chanting, and pranayama activities, as well as a variety of relaxation techniques.

Gary also discusses methods that might assist you in cultivating feelings of peace, courage, compassion, and joy, among other things.

Yoga Therapist Training

The Asana and Beyond Conference: A Celebration of the Heart of Practice This conference brings together some of the most brilliant minds in contemporary yoga. This book has a road map for how to use your practice to bring about personal development on the levels of the mind-body-spirit. It is written by master instructors Gary Kraftsow, Sally Kempton, Cyndi Lee, and Rod Stryker. In addition to five inspiring workshops (which include both lecture and practice), this online conference includes a discussion panel in which each of the presenters offers their perspective on contemporary issues in the yoga world, as well as an illuminating closing symposium that brings it all together.

Emotional Well-Being and the Chakras You’ll learn about the emotional traits linked with each chakra from Gary Kraftsow, as well as how to begin spotting imbalances when strong emotions occur and persist.

Amazon.com: Viniyoga Therapy Complete Back Care 2-DVD Set : Gary Kraftsow, -: Movies & TV

On January 3, 2014, it was reviewed in the United States and verified as a purchase. I purchased this set mostly for my husband, but I also have long-standing mild back pain as a result of an accident I received early in my nursing career and thus needed it. My hubby is suffering from terrible back pain. We are both quite overweight, he by around 50 pounds and me by approximately 80 pounds. I’ve done other yoga videos that have helped a bit and have appeared to avoid reinjury, but it wasn’t until last week that I was able to persuade him to try yoga.

  • We completed the lower back set the night before.
  • My husband was in a lot of discomfort yesterday, more than usual, and as a result, he was unable to complete several exercises.
  • After seeing the film, I felt instantly more relaxed, and my pain and spasms were gone within minutes.
  • I had a terrific night’s sleep and woke up with no back discomfort this morning.
  • I’m really looking forward to finishing together the remainder of the videos over the coming few days.
  • He will most likely need to do a few more workouts before he is completely pain-free, but this DVD appears to have been money well spent.
  • On June 13, 2021, a review will be conducted in the United States.
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First and foremost, the practice itself is really beneficial, and I have seen major improvements in my strength, flexibility, and pain reduction in a relatively short period of time.

Three things: the exact timing and explanation provided by the narrator throughout the practice are so amazing that I can close my eyes and simply listen to the narration voice while performing the exercises flawlessly; fourth, I strongly advise everyone to get these DVDs.

These are straightforward activities to do.

Be careful with your body; do what you can gently; you’ll get there in due course, and the workouts will get less difficult as time goes on.

Yoga back exercises are something I practice virtually every day.

When I get back discomfort (which is generally caused by prolonged sitting), I return to these DVDs and feel much better within a short period of time.

On September 7, 2014, it was reviewed in the United States and verified as a purchase.

I found the movie to be incredibly interesting, however it was difficult to follow for someone who is new to yoga, such as myself.

It was far too taxing and complex to complete.

Having said that, I think it would be fantastic for this author to write a series aimed at folks like myself who have begun from the ground up (and are thus not movable).

For example, I can’t do the kneeling positions since I can’t rest my knees on them.

If the author (whom I thought was fantastic) would collaborate with people in my condition to develop a regimen for severe cases like me, that would be fantastic, because I believe that being able to perform these poses would be beneficial to me, but I am unable to do so at the present time for various reasons.

  1. In the case of someone suffering from a chronic, severe condition, I would classify this program as “moderate,” and I wish it had been classified as “light.” If you have another stepping stone under your belt, you might make the jump to this one.
  2. I’ve just done the one for lower back discomfort so far.
  3. I would have found it more beneficial if there had been three persons practicing the postures, each of whom demonstrated variations for people who, due to discomfort, conditioning, or size, were unable to perform the exercises as demonstrated.
  4. There was also an excessive amount of description for certain apparent positions and an insufficient amount of explanation for others.

A handful of the hip exercises appear to be beneficial once I am fully recovered, however – for the time being – it appears that I have simply re-injured myself.

Top reviews from other countries

5.0 stars out of 5 for this product Excellent for people with terrible backs. On April 1, 2014, a review was conducted in the United Kingdom. Purchase that has been verified This is really beneficial for anyone who is suffering from low back pain. A Technique Workshop portion is included for learning the postures, followed by a selection of three practices (the third practice is recommended as something to move on to after your back improves). If you need to be reminded of a technique at any point throughout your practice, you can simply press the button to jump back to the relevant section of the Technique Workshop, saving you the time and effort of having to leave the practice and search through the Technique.

  1. I’ve discovered that the motions are beneficial for my back problems (had spinal decompression some years ago, but discs re-ruptured).
  2. I recommend it to everyone.
  3. All of the exercises are ones that I am acquainted with from yoga sessions, but it is the combination of the movements that is most beneficial.
  4. Sequences 11 and 12 are both under 30 minutes, so you won’t be taking too much time out of your day.
  5. On November 12, 2013, a reviewer in the United Kingdom stated that they had made a verified purchase.
  6. This therapeutic yoga is both safe and easily accessible to the majority of individuals (includes plenty of floor work).
  7. Each CD has three x Practices: two shorter sessions of 20-30 minutes each, and one longer and more rigorous session of 60 minutes.

Its content is acceptable for both yoga instructors and students.

Exceptionally well-done!

Originally published in the United Kingdom on March 24, 2015Verified Purchase After being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, I turned to this DVD for help.

It just took three days of completing the lower back routine every morning to get rid of my back ache.

My sciatica hasn’t completely disappeared yet, and the occasional flare-up has occurred, but this has been absolutely fantastic, and I would suggest it to everyone.

I’ve also begun doing the upper back, neck, and shoulder routine, and after just one session, the discomfort and stiffness in my neck and shoulder have been much lessened.

3.0 stars out of 5 for this product Three out of five stars On March 19, 2016, a reviewer in the United Kingdom expressed satisfaction with their purchase.

5.0 stars out of 5 for this product Excellent DVDs.

I utilize the 20-minute sequences for this purpose. On June 29, 2015, a review was published in the United Kingdom, and the purchase was verified. Arrived on schedule. Excellent DVDs. After a long day of teaching, I utilize the 20-minute exercises to re-align my body.

Amazon.com: Viniyoga Therapy – Low Back, Sacrum and Hip – with Gary Kraftsow : Gary Kraftsow, Pranamaya: Movies & TV

On February 8, 2017, a review was published in the United States, confirming the purchase. Purchasing this DVD for the second time has been a great experience. I had misplaced my first one, so I placed a new purchase. I perform the lower back practice and it has made a significant difference in my ability to deal with pain and stiffness in my lower back. I couldn’t believe how much better my back felt the next day after completing the lower back, 23-minute practice session. “I’ve been healed!” I said to myself.

  1. As long as I continue to perform this video at least every other day, I will experience far less pain and stiffness in the mornings and will be able to move with significantly less discomfort during the day.
  2. Although it appears to be so simple, I am amazed that it actually works.
  3. The training component is also really beneficial.
  4. Because I had recently undergone lower back surgery (a microdiscectomy), I was seeking for a yoga regimen that was both safe and helpful for extending that area of my body.
  5. My back and hips are feeling a whole lot better.
  6. However, this is not the case.
  7. In the mornings, my back is no longer stiff and achy when I wake up, and it no longer aches when I’m driving.

The exercises range in length from 23 to 34 minutes and are simple to follow without the need to look at the screen every second because the spoken cues are quite clear.

Purchase that has been verified It was back in 2013 that I purchased this, along with the accompanying DVD, for the upper body.

I used it “faithfully” (that is, for the purpose of postponing) for a month straight.

Several minor complications have arisen since then, and instead of going for these DVDs, I’ve turned to YouTube in the hope that those younger, “more interesting” professors would be able to keep me more involved and even more successful than Mr.

That is, until around six months ago, when I began experiencing severe lower back and hip pain.

So I realized my mistake, grabbed the DVDs, and headed to work!?

This type of acute discomfort will not be alleviated by a simple DVD!

My hips were out of alignment and fairly twisted, so I did require a correction.

And then there’s this.

For almost ten days, I did nothing except the 23-minute lower back stretch every other day since I was so stiff and sore from the injury.

I had made significant progress.

The lesson of this story is: don’t dismiss his behavior and approach as “watching paint dry” (no insult intended to Mr.

The process is finally pleasant, systematic, and remarkably effective (I get a strong impression that he is a kind and compassionate man who would be a pleasure to get to know).

Finally, once you’ve started, make it a constant part of your daily routine!

On December 20, 2020, the United States will conduct a review.

The back discomfort would wake me up every morning at the crack of dawn, and I would occasionally have to take an Ibuprofen at that time.

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I had to stop the massage since the pain started to come back.

After researching DVDs on Amazon, I decided to give this one a go because of Gary Kraftsow’s qualifications and the positive ratings it had received.

I made it a point to take it easy and just do it 5 days a week.

It is something I continue to do practically daily.

I’ve already suggested it to others who were experiencing the same issue.

On February 2, 2016, a review was published in the United States.

Physical therapy as well as chiropractic treatment have been utilized in my recovery.

This is the only approach that I found effective in providing instant and long-term relief from my symptoms. I’m now putting it to use to avoid difficulties. When you finish the exercises, you will feel amazing since you did them even though you were in agony. It comes highly recommended by me.

Top reviews from other countries

5.0 stars out of 5 for this product Exceptional therapeutic tool On February 26, 2015, a review was published in the United Kingdom. Purchase that has been verified After a rough Christmas in which I suffered from back stiffness, I concluded that yoga would be a better alternative to push-ups and weight training. I began with Sara Ivanhoe’s Dummies Guide to Yoga, which is excellent for getting you started in yoga but does not target a specific location; nonetheless, I want to emphasize that it is a fantastic method to get started in yoga while still getting an intermediate exercise in.

  1. In the beginning of the DVD, there was what could be regarded as an introduction to backpain, and I have to admit that this was one of the more insightful and instructional segments of the DVD.
  2. The topic that had the greatest impression on me was the one about mobility and how we must adapt the way we move in order to survive.
  3. It is possible to simply practice viniyoga every day, and after only three weeks, I have noticed a difference in my back discomfort as well as how much more flexible I have become, all of which have positively influenced my overall well-being and happiness.
  4. My issue is that I have not maintained my yoga lifestyle and have not practiced for at least 30 minutes every day.
  5. I work as a therapist and often practice mindfulness meditation.
  6. 5.0 stars out of 5 for this product It’s fantastic; I couldn’t live without it!
  7. I’ve had this and the other DVD for more than four years, and I’ve used them on a regular basis.

They are excellent if you suffer from back and neck ache and are looking for a cost-effective approach to alleviate your symptoms.

He truly understands everything there is to know about the medical side of things when it comes to all types of back pain, as well as the Yoga side of things, so you can rest certain that you are being guided by someone who will not cause you any damage.

On each DVD, there are three fantastic workouts to complete, and you may gradually work your way up to completing all three.

Additionally, his excellent lectures provide a wealth of medical information.

5.0 stars out of 5 for this product Excellent On April 25, 2017, a reviewer in the United Kingdom stated that they had made a verified purchase.

Gary Kraftsow’s directions are really straightforward, which is especially helpful for individuals who are new to yoga.

4.0 stars out of 5 for this product It is appropriate for beginners.

Definitely for those who are just starting off.

Although a little repetitive, this is a really straightforward description of back discomfort.

5.0 stars out of 5 for this product Excellent, well-considered treatment for the lower back. On June 2, 2017, a review was published in the United Kingdom. Purchase that has been verified Exercises that are simple to follow and soft on the body have helped me to greatly reduce my back discomfort.

Viniyoga yoga therapy • Amy Santullo

It is the process of discovering relevant tools from the yoga tradition and customizing them to fit the practitioner’s current situation that is referred to as viniyoga yoga therapy. Although yoga therapy may be focused primarily on one component of a client’s condition, such as healing from an accident or the treatment of an autoimmune illness, it also considers all aspects of the client’s overall well-being over the course of the treatment. Viniyoga Yoga Therapy is based on the premise that every individual possesses several levels of consciousness.

  1. Each layer is permeable, allowing it to impact and be influenced by the others in the system.
  2. In an integrated approach, each layer is addressed, ensuring that disruption or stagnation in one layer does not hinder transformation in other layers from taking place.
  3. However, if you are experiencing sleep deprivation as a result of the discomfort and feeling nervous because you are gaining weight despite your usual workout regimen, you will most likely experience elevated levels of stress.
  4. Physical, physiological, mental, and emotional elements all interact to impact your feeling of well-being, and an integrated approach may treat all of these issues.

What Conditions and Diseases Can be Successfully Treated with Yoga Therapy?

It is the process of discovering relevant tools from the yoga tradition and customizing them to fit the practitioner’s current situation that is referred to as Viniyoga yoga therapy. Although yoga therapy may be focused largely on one component of a client’s condition, such as healing from an accident or the treatment of an autoimmune illness, it also considers all aspects of the client’s overall well-being throughout the course of the session. According to Viniyoga Yoga Therapy, every individual has numerous layers of consciousness.

The permeability of each layer means that each may both impact and be influenced by the others.

In an integrated approach, each layer is addressed, ensuring that disruption or stagnation in one layer does not inhibit transformation in subsequent ones.

In contrast, if you are experiencing sleep deprivation due to the discomfort and feeling nervous because you are gaining weight despite your usual exercise regimen, you are likely to experience elevated levels of stress.

Physical, physiological, mental, and emotional elements all contribute to your feeling of well-being, and an integrated practice may treat all of these issues at once.

  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic pain
  • Post-operative recovery
  • IBS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • And other medical conditions Symptoms associated with menopause
  • Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury are all possible side effects of medicine, including chemotherapy.

What is the Difference Between Yoga and Yoga Therapy?

Tiredness; insomnia; scoliosis; chronic pain; post-operative recuperation; IBS; Multiple Sclerosis; diabetes; and other conditions. Symptoms of menopause. Anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury are all possible side effects of medicine, including chemotherapy.

Why so Much Focus on the Breath?

“.since the breath is easily available to conscious control, it may serve as a connection between our conscious mind and our anatomy, physiology, and deeper emotional emotions. “. it is precisely because of this distinguishing characteristic of the breath that it qualifies as the major concern for the science of self-development that we discover in the yoga tradition.” — Gary Kraftsow, Yoga for Health and Well-being When it comes to addressing the difficulties at hand, an integrated practice contains aspects that make use of both the physical body and the mind.

  1. This results in physiological changes that can either calm or invigorate the body, as well as changes in the brain that have an impact on feelings, mood, and mental clarity, as well as changes in the body.
  2. It is the energy that links the physical and mental realms.
  3. When it comes to the respiratory system, the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system is in charge for the majority of the time.
  4. It is also well known that the breath is essential for the proper functioning of the autonomic nervous system.
  5. Overstimulation of the central nervous system (CNS) as a result of sickness, sadness, or the overall stress of contemporary life is quite common nowadays.
  6. Manipulating the breath to boost the activity of the PNS has been shown to not only create a sensation of peace and relaxation, but also to lower the body’s stress response and the impacts of linked disorders such as anxiety and depression.
  7. If you want to learn more about yoga therapy, you may go to the International Association of Yoga Therapists’ website.

Yoga Therapy

What are the intended outcomes of therapy?

  • The reduction of the symptoms of distress that can be alleviated Managing the symptoms that are unable to be minimized or eliminated Identifying and eliminating root causes wherever feasible
  • Improving the quality of one’s life Changing one’s attitude and viewpoint in the face of life’s hardships

Is Yoga Therapy the best option for you? Yoga Therapy is appropriate for anyone suffering from a medical problem of any type. We find that setting aside 10 or 15 minutes a day, a few times a week to perform the tailored exercise we develop for you is most beneficial. But don’t be concerned! We go over everything and make certain that you are well-prepared and knowledgeable before you depart. I’m not sure what to anticipate during a Yoga Therapy session. Your first session will consist of a student intake and evaluation process.

  1. An evaluation is performed in order to acquire further information about your health and pattern of behavior.
  2. We will go through that exercise and put it together in a way that you can take home with you and utilize throughout the rest of the day.
  3. The next sessions are intended to make any necessary adjustments to your practice as well as to check in to ensure that progress is being made.
  4. We may be reached at 765-201-0494 or by filling out the contact form for updates or other information about yoga therapy.
  5. Four sessions are available for $135 or one session is available for $40.
  6. Adapted from Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute, the information above was first published on his website.
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Know Your Styles: What is Viniyoga?

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.Viniyoga was invented and refined by Krishnamacharya, a famous guru and yoga teacher who lived thousands of years ago. “Vini” is a Sanskrit word that means “adaptation,” and that is exactly what this practice is about: tailoring yoga to the needs of each individual. In Viniyoga, students learn to modify traditional yoga practices to meet their individual needs, limitations, and goals. Viniyoga is also for everyone and anyone, as it takes our dysfunctional movement patterns (we all have some that cause stress on our bodies) and transforms them into new structural and functional movements for our bodies.

Origins of Viniyoga

Vineshwara Desikachar, the son of Krishnamacharya, modernized and popularized Viniyoga, which was previously unknown. He was born in 1938 and grew up steeped in yoga, albeit he wasn’t a big fan of Hatha Yoga at the time. According to reports, he found it so tedious that he climbed a coconut tree to get away from it. What a show of determination to stay away from a practice! He began studying under his father while he was in his twenties. Afterwards, in 1976, he established the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in India.

Since then, the Yoga Mandiram has been at the forefront of yoga research, particularly into the effects of yoga on persons who suffer from schizophrenia, diabetes, asthma, and depression.

yoga is basically a program for the spine on all levels, including the physical and mental. “Yoga is a program for the spine on all levels,” explains Desikachar.

The Practice of Viniyoga

Flickr user Grand Velas Puerto Vallarta provided the image. Viniyoga is not a standardized program, nor is it intended to be. Yoga may not have a perfect posture, but it does have a perfect manner for you to acquire the posture in order to get the most benefit from it for your body. It is similar to a much more intensive form of a private yoga session, in that it is individualized to a specific person, adjusting to their physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental skills as they progress through the practice.

All viniyoga instructors have received extensive training in order to assist you in obtaining the most beneficial practice for you.

They also put their knowledge of sequencing to the test.

Similar to Iyengar or Hatha yoga, postures will be held for extended periods of time once the body has warmed up.

Viniyoga in the West

Viniyoga became popular in the United States because to Gary Kraftsow’s efforts. In 1974, he traveled to India to study under Desikachar. In 1983, he founded Maui Yoga Therapy and began training teachers in the traditions and heritage of Viniyoga practice. Viniyoga International, based in France, acknowledged his capacity to teach and pass on this information, and in 1989, they granted him a certificate in recognition of his efforts. Afterwards, in 1999, Maui Yoga Therapy became American Viniyoga Institute, which is still in operation today.

As a result, it is now strongly associated with Yoga Therapy, which is drawn from the Patanjali tradition and the Ayurvedic system of healing.

What to Expect in a Class?

Photograph courtesy of Gilly Walker on Flickr. In a Viniyoga session, you will encounter instructors who are highly certified and trained. Beyond individual adjustments, some courses will include pranayama breathing exercises as well as meditation, all of which will be determined by the needs of the class as well. Classes can be kind, but this is not always the case. If there are more advanced pupils in the class, the teacher will adjust his or her approach to meet their requirements. After the body has been adequately warmed up, there is a considerable emphasis on alignment and maintaining postures.

Teachers and Classes in London

  • Mandy Meaden is a Hatha and Viniyoga instructor in BR1 3SL who also teaches other classes.
  • Mandy Meaden is a Hatha and Viniyoga instructor in the BR1 3SL neighborhood.
  • Yoga teacher Tammy Shemesh (Dynamic Yoga) teaches Hatha and Yoga-Meditation combination classes, as well as Viniyoga in NW1 0ND.
  • Jennifer Bentley, a Viniyoga instructor in Me5 9JZ, is available for bookings.
  • Jennifer Bentley, a Viniyoga instructor in Me5 9JZ, is available for bookings online.
  • Adrienne Lewis is a yoga instructor in N21 3JF who teaches Viniyoga, Hatha, and Yin.

Have you ever participated in a viniyoga class?

If you have, I would be interested in hearing about your experience! Please let us know if you know of any additional professors who should be included on this list.

Gary Kraftsow: Yoga Therapy – Ancient Insights for Modern Healing

Participate in an investigation of the numerous facets of yoga, including how its effective application may help alleviate symptoms of suffering and improve one’s everyday life, led by Master Yoga therapist Gary Kraftsow. The distinction between a yoga class and a yoga therapy session will be discussed in detail during this workshop session. As part of her presentation, Kraftsow will discuss the potential of yoga as a helpful practice inside the healthcare system. Kraftsow is interested in assisting students in their efforts to reach their fullest potential as individuals.

  • He began his yoga studies in India under T.K.V.
  • Krishnamacharya, and in 1988, he graduated with honors from Viniyoga International in Paris, France, with a Viniyoga Special Diploma in Viniyoga.
  • Aetna Insurance Company commissioned him to develop the clinical study “Mind-Body Stress Reduction in the Workplace,” which he completed.
  • Kraftsow is also the author of four educational DVDs: Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum, and Hips; Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck, and Shoulders; Viniyoga Therapy for Depression; and Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety.

Viniyoga Therapy for Depression with Gary Kraftsow

GentleAccessibleEffective For those interested in yoga therapy, Gary Kraftsow’s series of therapeutic courses is often the star of the show here at Pranamaya. We have an extensive collection of yoga programs in our repertoire, and across the spectrum, you will be able to find programs that include informative lessons, in-depth workshops, and guided practices from the world’s most respected yoga teachers. Discovering the Light at the End of The Tunnel Through Viniyoga Therapy What ever it is that you’re struggling with, Gary’s assistance can help you see the light at the end of the tunnel and move forward.

Viniyoga Therapy for Depression, developed by Gary Kraftsow, is a mild, easily accessible method for anybody living with depression to alleviate conditions in the physiological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral domains by focusing on the breath and body awareness.

Gary’sViniyoga Therapy for Depressionprogram is based not only on his bookYoga for Wellness, but also on his extensive experience providing one-on-one client care over the course of over 40 years.

There is an hour-long lecture on the value of yoga therapy as a treatment for depression in this program. There is also a range of therapeutic activities that are designed to aid with physiological rebalancing and to help you adjust your mood and self-concept.

Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety with Gary Kraftsow

GentleAccessibleEffective A regular yoga practice is useful in a variety of ways. It may aid in the strengthening of your body, the concentration of your mind, and the ability to relax and achieve peace of mind. In ourViniyoga Therapy for Anxietyprogram, you will engage in gentle therapeutic yoga practices as well as informative lectures that are aimed to assist you in achieving deep relaxation and relief from anxiety through the practice of yoga. Obtain Relieve A sequence of gentle and efficient postures, led by master instructor Gary Kraftsow, will help you release stress, tension, and worry from your body while also strengthening your body.

In addition, Gary Kraftsow will provide theory and a presentation on yoga as a therapy for the treatment of anxiety as part of this program.

Each exercise may be performed in less than an hour time frame.

Anxiety should be left at the door.

OurViniyoga Therapy for Anxietyprogram includes expert advice from master instructor Gary Kraftsow to assist you in alleviating the circumstances of anxiety and stress that you are experiencing.

Now is not the time to continue to suffer needlessly from worry; instead, engage in a therapeutic yoga practice.

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