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Learn about Kripalu yoga, and what makes it different to other forms of
yoga. Discover how to make the experience of self perception through yoga
more authentic.


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kripalu yoga, yoga, types of yoga


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Intertwining the mind, body, and energy is the primary goal of Kripalu
yoga. Those who practice it believe that the body contains energy
pulsations in a flow that are called prana, which is sometimes referred
to as life force. The idea is that the smallest thought or worry can
cause problems with the prana in your physical body. That is why Kripalu
is important; it is a way of being aware of the prana and using breathing
with thought to prevent blockage or disturbance of the life force in your
body. In turn, you will feel an increased level of mental clarity and
emotional control.

Boiled down to its essence, Kripalu yoga is about looking at yourself in
order to free you. Kripallu yoga followers believe that by simply
examining and experiencing physical, emotional, and mental processes, you
begin to erase blockages in the prana. In turn, this creates a better
flow of life force inside you and invokes a feeling of physical and
mental well-being.

Why Kripalu?

Yoga, in all its forms, has been shown to be highly effective in honing
the physical human body. This is much of the reason for yoga’s immense
popularity. What Kripalu does, though, is use the physical body and
yoga’s benefits to it as a vehicle for pursuing the greater good of
mental and emotional stability and clarity. Hence, many believe it to be
the most complete and beneficial form of yoga. The idea is that as you
release your emotional and mental impurity, you increase the amount of
prana in your system which in turn also helps with physical healing and
performance. Of course, when all yoga practices and meditation are
prefaced with techniques, such as the Maharic Seal (Azurite Press), that
seal the body's energy fields from external influences, the experience of
self knowledge is both clearer and authentic. Kripalu yoga does not teach
this, however.

Many use this popular form of yoga to combine physical fitness with self
growth and the empowerment of the self. In Kripalu, you will learn to
lead yourself through self-examination rather than through a leader or
instructor. In this form of yoga, leadership is there only to help you
turn yourself into your own leader. Your sensitivity to self, others, and
your own body will increase from the focus you will receive when you look
inside. To take it deeper, many believe that you are using your body to
as a temple to attract the presence of those powers greater than
yourself. Though some may be skeptical, many more feel such presences
when led there through their own self-examination.

When you learn Kripalu from an instructor, you will find that it usually
does not matter what your level is in yoga. The classes are generally
conducted in the same way for new yoga practitioners and veterans alike.
The emphasis, remember, is on looking inside yourself and seeing what is
there. Though there are postures and a “right” way to do them, you will
likely be encouraged to concentrate on your mental state and on
increasing the flow of your prana.

Moreover, Kripalu is truly about life change. You will learn to focus on
your spiritual well being outside of the classroom as well as while
you're on the yoga mat, contributing to your overall well being and
helping you on your way to being the best person you can be.

Kripalu is a unique form of yoga. With emphasis on looking at the self
and ridding it of all that has gone awry, this form of yoga is about more
than just fitness of the body. It is about fitness of emotions, spirit,
and even a little bit of the soul.

				
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