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Hatha Yoga

Yoga is a philosophy that began approximately 5,000 years ago. It is a perennial spiritual philosophy without a sectarian influence. At its heart, Yoga is a science of self-transformation. It includes but is not limited to physical postures. The practice of doing physical postures has become the most popular part of Yoga in the western world, however this is only one part of Yoga.
Patanjali is considered the father of Yoga and is also believed to have written the sacred book of sutras on Yoga, known as the Yoga Sutras. These sutras or threads of brief expositions provide a framework for spiritual mastery for the body and mind, but, actually, only contain one mention of a physical posture.

Hatha Yoga, the practice of physical poses, is incorporated into Dr. Bauman’s classes and therapy, as well as all the richness of the Yoga tradition. Expect to find all aspects of Yogic philosophy brilliantly interwoven into her work and healing.
A large body of research in conventional, complementary, and alternative medicine fields has found Yoga to have many health-promoting benefits and stress-reducing qualities.
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Viniyoga refers to a therapeutic type of Yoga that addresses the entire person in a holistic way. Indian Yoga teacher Tirumalai Krishnamacharys developed this individualized style of Yoga.


The meaning of the Sanskrit word, Viniyoga, is appropriate application. This approach utilizes all of the tools of Yoga and adapts them to the needs of each practitioner and their situation.


American Gary Kraftsow studied with T. K V. Desikachar, Krishnamacharya’s son, and later founded the American Viniyoga Institute. The American Viniyoga™ Institute uses the term Viniyoga™ to refer to an approach to Yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs, and interests of each individual - giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.
The practices of Yoga provide the means to bring out the best in each practitioner. This requires an understanding of a person's present condition, personal potential, appropriate goals, and the means available. Just as every person is different, these aspects will vary with each individual.

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