Rules to play Yoga
Less concerned with the structural detail of the postures, Kripalu yoga has been described as meditation in motion. It emphasizes the students mental and emotional states as the poses are held, while encouraging a gentle, compassionate and introspective approach. Postures are held for a long time so as to explore and release emotional and spiritual blocks. This innerdirected form of hatha yoga consists of 3 stages: willful practice, will and surrender, and finally, surrendering to the bodys wisdom. Within each of the 3 stages, poses are offered in different intensities: gentle, moderate, and vigorous. In addition, spontaneous postures and sequences of postures are encouraged, guided by the bodys internal awareness.