Kripalu Yoga is a combination of three forces. It’s how the mind, the spirit and the body interact to create a whole you. Within that whole you is a flowing river of energy that can be disturbed by things that drain the energy and leave you feeling hopeless and helpless.
These energy drains are thought patterns that are out of balance. How do you know if your thought patterns are out of balance and disharmony rules in your body? Do a self-check.
Ask, ‘Do I engage in negative or critical self talk?’ or ask if you tell yourself you’re no good or stupid or too fat or too thin. If you engage in negative inner affirmations then you’re creating a mental roadblock in your energy.
Learning how to obtain the center as you study yoga and engage in the postures frees that energy and releases it throughout the body. When that energy is free to flow as it should, you’ll be calmer, more relaxed and feel better physically.
You weren’t meant to be kept bound inside by negative forces. One of the best aspects of yoga is that it teaches how to end that negative force and to get your mind on what’s good about yourself and your body. It teaches that you can push forward when you think you can’t and you can accomplish more than you thought you could.
Kripalu Yoga is used by some as a weight loss technique but it should be considered to be so much more than that. It’s a way of life, a way to turn around chaos and replace it with contentment and peace despite the circumstances you’re in.
Working the poses in Kripalu shows you how to leave behind the desires for the unhealthy way of living – including the wrong food choices and gives the mental strength to choose wisely what’s best for the whole you.
For example, when you make the wrong food choices, you feel bad not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. Gaining the energy will help you have the power to make the choices you should make for you.
Even beginners can partake in this type of yoga. Some of the moves might be a little tricky to learn but once you do learn them, you’ll be able to complete them easily. Three weeks is usually what it takes to learn the poses – that’s based on taking one class a week.
Studying and practicing Kripalu Yoga works hand in hand with helping you to reach an inner satisfaction you know you’re missing. You gain health benefits from learning to de-stress as well as from watching the numbers on the scale get smaller and smaller. But one of the best things you gain is the self confidence that you can do what you need to do in order to change your life for the one you deserve.
Read about other styles of yoga to find one that is the most suited to your needs.
All the best,
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