Synopses & Reviews
“Over an extraordinary thirty year history, Kripalu Center has been a pioneer in combining authentic yoga with a contemporary Western lifestyle.” —John Abbott, President, Yoga Journal
From the senior teachers of the world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health-the largest yoga and retreat center in North America-comes this comprehensive guide to the unique and influential Kripalu method, which emphasizes individual growth over outward perfection of form, making it accessible to people of all ages, fitness levels, and body types.
A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat
Beginning with step-by-step “experiences” that teach essential body and breath awareness, Kripalu Yoga features fully illustrated routines for beginners and intermediate students , including Kripalus easy-to-follow “press point” instructions. For advanced students, there is a broad menu of additional poses to increase strength, flexibility, and challenge.
Far more than an exercise program, Kripalu Yoga also teaches the lifestyle practices and energy techniques that make yoga a powerful catalyst for physical healing, psychological growth, and spiritual awakening.
About the Author
Richard Faulds, M.A., J.D., has practiced yoga and meditation for more than 20 years. A former president of Kripalu (1998-2001), he currently chairs the Kripalu Board of Trustees. As one of Kripalu's senior teachers, he has also incorporated the first-person experiences of many colleagues and long-time practitioners. For more information about Kripalu Yoga, visit www.kripalu.org.