Kripalu Yoga is a unique
approach to Hatha Yoga originally created by Yoga Amrit Desai. Rooted in
the ancient vedic scriptures and teachings of India, Kripalu Yoga is a
systematic means of integrating the body, the mind, and the emotions through
gentle, meditative yoga postures. In its advanced form it is a spontaneous
continual flow of asanas guided by an inner wisdom without the assistance
of the conscious mind. The practice of Kripalu yoga concerns the whole
human being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Through the movements
and postures combined with simple breathing techniques, you release physical
and emotional tension, the mind calms its restless nature, and the inner,
ever present spirit is experienced more fully. It is a "Meditation in Motion"
form of yoga. You become spiritually awake and mentally present in a
Meditation is the art of
heightened concentration and relaxation that enables the participant to
find an inner stillness that connects them to the spiritual Self, the Atman.
The purpose of meditation is to develop buddhi, the mental power which
enables one to discriminate between the eternal and the temporary.
In the beginning stages of
meditation you become aware of the "witness consciousness" by simply observing
the thoughts and emotions passing through you, with out attachment or judgment
of them. Other meditation techniques use the practice of focusing on a
single object, thought, or sound to draw the mind to one-pointedness. Typically
a mantra or a breathing technique is used to concentrate the mind so that
it becomes quieter, and a deeper stillness and oneness with the universe
can be experienced. The mantra used in the Kripalu Yoga lineage is OM NAMO
healing is a very powerful, laying on of hands healing technique. It originated
thousands of years ago as a Tibetan Buddhist practice, and was rediscovered
in the late 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usua, a Japanese Buddhist.
is a special kind of life force that can only be channeled by someone that
has been attuned to it. It is not taught in the way other healing techniques
are taught, but rather it is transferred to the student by a Reiki Master
during an attunement process. This process opens the crown, heart, and
palm chakras and creates a special link between the student and the Reiki
the healing session energy will flow through the healer and into the energy
field of the client, charging them with positive energy. As the vibrations
in their energy field shift, the Reiki energy heals the energy pathways
throughout the client’s physical, emotional, and mental bodies, thus allowing
the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
Ancient Teachings of Yoga Nidra
Nidra begins with a deep, physical relaxation, followed by a systematic
technique that consciously shifts the mental awareness inward to the subconscious
mind. It is a dynamic, yet easy process of active, concentrated awareness
using guided imagery and the use of “resolves”. Resolves are concise, positive
mental statements, focused on the internal subconscious mind with the intent
of making specific changes to the acquired belief system that is continually
and habitually influencing thoughts and feelings, and consequently, all
the actions, choices, and decisions in the outer world. When practiced
sincerely, outdated belief systems that no longer serve your highest good
Nidra is the state of awareness between waking and dreaming, between the
conscious and subconscious mind. Psychologists call this state of awareness
the hypnagogic state. During this state of awareness the brain emits alpha
waves. It usually only lasts a few minutes, but the intent of practicing
the technique known as Yoga Nidra is to extend the state of introverted
awareness while maintaining external awareness. In Yoga Nidra the student
is in a deep, relaxed state while listening to and staying actively, mentally
engaged with the ongoing verbal directions of the facilitator.
practice of Yoga Nidra brings awareness to and from the subconscious mind,
allowing the opportunity for tremendous shifts in perception. In this way,
we are able to consciously make permanent changes in our mental habits;
personally changing old, outdated belief systems that do not support our
evolved conscious intentions. The deeper teachings of yoga tell us that
deep rooted samskaras continually affect our thoughts and actions, whether
we are aware of them or not, and they can be transformed through the sincere
practice of Yoga Nidra.
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Yoga is an experience of deliberate stillness. Through the use of a variety
of props to include pillows, yoga straps, yoga blocks, and blankets the
physical body is fully supported in each of the yoga postures, allowing
for a deep physical stretch and a profound relaxation at the same time.
The postures consist of traditional poses, involving backbends, forward
bends, twists, and inversions, but unlike traditional yoga styles, the
poses are each held from 8 to 12 minutes. A typical 2 hour session will
only consist of about 6 to 8 postures. The use of props provides the comfort
of total support, enabling your body and mind to let go into the experience
as you open, twist, or fold.
outward letting go in the physical body shifts the consciousness inward,
leading to a deeper connection to what is happening in the mind and in
the heart. Tensions stored deep within the physical body are released,
the emotional body feels soothed and strengthened, the experience of clarity
and openness comes to the mental body, and the spiritual body becomes alive,
awakened, and present. A deeper, meditative awareness of the True Self
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Pamela Joy Swift
Licensed, and Insured Adv 500 HR Kripalu Yoga Teacher)
in the workplace is a low cost, proactive, and holistic healthcare measure
that promotes emotional wellness, enhanced creativity and focus, and increased
productivity and motivation among the employees.
Health and Wellness Association reports there is conclusive evidence that
even after just one yoga class employees:
are individually designed to fit your company’s schedule and fitness level.
Hourly rates start at $100, with no restrictions on the size of the class.
enhanced creative thinking
Leadership skills and teamwork
overall effectiveness in the workplace
schedule an interview to discuss how Corporate Yoga
supplement your company’s Wellness Program
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