Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat

Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat, by Richard Faulds. For more than thirty years, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health has influenced the growth of contemporary yoga in America; now this comprehensive guide brings Kripalu’s uniquely accessible approach home to anyone, at any stage of practice. Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health is the largest residential yoga center in the United States, introducing more than 25,000 guests a year to its gentle yet in-depth approach, which emphasizes individual growth over outward perfection of form, making it accessible to people of all ages, fitness levels, and body types.

Even for those who have never done yoga, Part I of Kripalu Yoga shows how to get started at home, with two complete, safe, and fully illustrated routines, including Kripalu’s easy-to-follow “press point” instructions for each pose. Far more than an exercise program, Kripalu Yoga also teaches the awareness and energy techniques that make yoga a catalyst for physical healing, psychological development, and spiritual awakening. Part II builds step-by-step from simple breathing practices to deep concentration and relaxation, culminating in the remarkable experience of “meditation-in-motion” that is the hallmark of Kripalu yoga. Part III provides a menu of additional warm-ups, postures, and exercises, allowing even advanced yoga students to keep their practice perennially fresh and satisfying.