Hatha Yoga


Yoga is a philosophy that began approximately 5,000 years ago. It is a perennial spiritual philosophy without a sectarian influence. At its heart, Yoga is a science of self-transformation. It includes but is not limited to physical postures. The practice of doing physical postures has become the most popular part of Yoga in the western world. This is however only one part of Yoga.


The father of Yoga is said to be Patanjali, who wrote the book of scriptures on Yoga known as The Yoga Sutras.  These scriptures not only speak of Yoga postures, but also provide a framework for spiritual mastery for the body and the mind.


Hatha Yoga, the practice of physical poses, is incorporated into Dr. Bauman’s classes and therapy as well as all the richness of the whole Yoga tradition. Expect to find all aspects of Yogic philosophy brilliantly interwoven into all of her work and healing.


A large body of research in the conventional medicine field as well as the complementary and alternative medicine fields has found Yoga to have a multitude of health promoting benefits along with stress reducing qualities.


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Viniyoga refers to the therapeutic style of hatha Yoga.  Indian Yoga teacher Tirumalai Krishnamacharya developed this individualized Yoga style, which came to be known as Viniyoga.  The term viniyoga had been used by T. K. V. Desikachar (son of Krishnamacharya) to describe his approach to utilizing the tools of Yoga, in particular his conviction that Yoga practice should be adapted to fit the individuality and particular situation of each practitioner.


American Gary Kraftsow, studied with Desikachar and founded the American Viniyoga Institute.  The American Viniyoga™ Institute uses the term Viniyoga™ to refer to an approach to Yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual - giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.


The practices of Yoga provide the means to bring out the best in each practitioner. This requires an understanding of a person's present condition, personal potential, appropriate goals and the means available. Just as every person is different, these aspects will vary with each individual.


References- (2016)


American Viniyoga™ Institute


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