Improve Your Natural State Of Balance
Day 23 Yoga with Adriene is all about balance, your natural state of balance.
As you'll discover this practice is way more than standing balanced on one leg.
The goal is to understanding and getting to know your whole body. Your energetic body.
This is a full on yoga practice, so you'll know what balance feels like at this stage of your life.
You have everything you need.
Find the time and the courage!
Then arrive on the mat and let it happen.
Let's join Adriene and get started on today's practice.
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Kripalu is both a yoga style and a retreat center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Kripalu is a yoga practice with a compassionate approach and emphasis on meditation, physical healing, and spiritual transformation that overflows into daily life. It also focuses on looking inward and moving at your own pace, making it a good practice for people with limited mobility due to age, weight, illness, or injury.
While most styles of yoga include meditation and breathing, Kripalu yoga places equal importance on the mind, body, and spirit. It's ideal for beginners and is accepting and adaptable to everyone, no matter your age, ability, size, or other circumstance.
For many, Kripalu yoga stretches into their daily lives and it can be the source of great spiritual and mental transformation as well as physical health.
This is a very popular style and it's definitely something to consider as you explore yoga, no matter what level you are at.
What Is Kripalu Yoga?
Kripalu is a gentle hatha yoga practice with a compassionate approach. It has an emphasis on meditation, physical healing, and spiritual transformation that overflows from the yoga mat into daily life. Over time, students are taught to observe their thoughts without judging and to accept and love themselves as they are.
In a Kripalu class, each student learns to find their own level of practice on a given day by looking inward. The classes usually begin with pranayama exercises and gentle stretches followed by asana practice and ending with final relaxation.
In classes for beginners, poses are held for a short time as students begin to feel the effects of prana in the body. More advanced classes include longer hold times and, eventually, flow.
At the end of class, Kripalu teachers say Jai Bhagwan instead of namaste. The two terms essentially have the same meaning, but the former is in Hindi and the latter in Sanskrit.
Because of Kripalu's emphasis on adaptability and acceptance, it is a style that is welcoming to people who feel like they are outside the norm.
It's also popular for those who are looking for transformation during difficult times of life or who have injuries or other physical limitations.
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