Kripalu yoga- different than other types of yoga
Is a mind-body-spirit practice. Kripalu yoga is a gentle hatha yoga practice with an emphasis on meditation, breathing, physical healing that one can take from the class to daily life. The students are guided in thoughts observation without judging and accept and love themselves as they are. The class focuses on centering, warm ups, asana sequences, meditation and relaxation. The approach offers a safe, disciplined practice that combines Western science with Eastern philosophy to promote vitality. Despite the slow flow, a Kripalu vinyasa class will definitely feel like a workout.
Renee Kinney is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and you will find her at Rehoboth Massage and Alignment studio Wednesdays and Saturdays. Renee guides her students to find their own level of practice. Her classes start with pranayama exercises and gentle stretches followed by asanas and ending with relaxation.
In classes for beginners, poses are held for a short time. The beginner classes are not just for new students, but are the perfect place for anyone looking for stress reduction, relaxation and ease. More advanced classes include longer hold times and, eventually, flow. The emphasis of the class is moving at your own pace, self-acceptance, and adaptability. It is ideal for all levels of practice and people that are facing life challenges.
One might start finding challenges when this type of yoga require longer holds than usual, and particularly deep meditation sessions. But, you will become aware of the limits and potentials of your body and allow yourself to flow through the poses like a pro.
Kripalu yoga is great for people who want to improve their health and well-being, physically and spiritually. It is an individualized approach.
People with arthritis, seniors, and anyone who may be overweight will benefit form this class. It is also a wonderful introductory practice for anyone who has never done yoga before.