Rakṣana Krama: Structure

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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 structural focus, āsana-s are adapted in order to deepen our understanding of how our structure is changing over time and, with that understanding, work in order to: maintain or regain proper alignment, maintain or improve joint stability and range of motion, strengthen weak muscles, release chronic muscular contraction, maintain or restore symmetry, increase circulation, and identify and transform dysfunction neuro-muscular movement patterns.
 
Learn the unique Viniyoga methods of adapting and sequencing breath-centric āsana.  In this series of classes, experience well-designed sequences through which we will systematically explore and work with each of the key areas of our anatomy.