"Kripalu Yoga is a Meditation-in-Motion, a pathless path, an effortless flow, a non-aggressive,
non-intrusive, non-mental response to the primal intelligence of prana working as the instinctive wisdom of the body. Its benefits are not limited by how stiff or flexible you are, by what your body can or cannot do, or by how well you have mastered the techniques or perfected the postures." Kripalu Yoga was inspired by the life and teachings of Swami Kripalu (1913-1981). A close disciple of Swami Kripalu, Yoga Amrit Desai, came to America in 1960 to study art and teach yoga. In 1970, following a profound yoga experience, he and his many gifted students adapted Swami Kripalu’s teachings into a format suited to the needs of active Westerners, which he called Kripalu Yoga.
– compiled from quotes by Yogi Amrit Desai
creator of Kripalu Yoga