Rakṣana Krama: Physiology


Gary Kraftsow

Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute. Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 years. He began his study of yoga ...
Using āsana and prāṇāyāma to maintain lifelong health and wellbeing

Conceived byNāthamuni as one of the most important orientations in personal practice that utilizes the tools of āsana and prāṇāyāma, rakṣana krama is designed to protect our health as we move through time and space. In rakṣana krama with a physiological focus, breath-centric āsana and prāṇāyāma are adapted in order to deepen our understanding of how our physiological systems are impacted by the pressures and stresses of daily life in order to support or improve their function.
Learn the unique Viniyoga methods of breath adaptation in āsana to prepare for specific prāṇāyāma ratios and techniques. In this series of classes, we will use these tools to systematically explore and work with each of our major physiological systems.