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Yoga Basics News  •  No.157  •  July 17, 2014  



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From the Founder

One of the sweetest rewards of a dedicated yoga practice is the experience of grace (kripa). While grace is a desirable panacea to smooth out life's bumps and pitfalls, many yogis say it is an essential key to attaining self-realization and success in yoga. In yoga, kripa is considered a spiritual energy that is channeled into the body via the crown chakra. The practice of yoga opens and strengthens this channel to allow grace to flow in smoothly through one’s body-mind-heart.

There are four kripas that can be experienced and cultivated in yoga. Ishvara kripa is the grace attained through your connection to the Divine. Guru kripa is the grace transmitted through a skilled and knowledgeable teacher. Shastra kripa is the grace that comes with a deep understanding of sacred scriptures and teachings. Atma kripa is the grace attained through knowing and honoring your highest self.

  

Timothy Burgin
Founder & Executive Director
YogaBasics.com

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