Kripalu yoga is an exercise system that uses yoga and medititation to encourage the flow of energy throughout the body. This form of yoga uses asana, pranayama and meditation in an effort to generate internal awareness of the flow of participants' "prana" (life force energy) throughout their bodies. This form of yoga consists of three stages of practice that are designed to release prana: asanas that are held for a short period of time to focus on proper alignment and deep breathing; asanas that are held for longer periods of time to allow for a greater awareness of the sensations that are being felt in the body; and a meditative stages, in which participants are expected to use their intuition and the flow of prana to guide their bodies. Beginner kripalu yoga classes focus on the first stage to familiarize participants with the practice, while more advanced classes incorporate all three stages of practice. Like other forms of yoga that have grown in global popularity, it has become increasingly available as a commercialized form of exercise and now carries diverse meanings, both spiritual and secular, in various communities - although, kripalu yoga retains an explicit spiritual emphasis.
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Sunlilyoga; Yoga Pranayam Centre
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Yoga Pranayam Centre348 Danforth Ave, suite #211Toronto, ON M4K 1P1
Sunlilyoga10030 Yonge St.Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T8
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