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Kripalu Yoga brings harmony to the body, mind and spirit.  It's focus is on body awareness using breath and movement to become fully present in your body.  The balanced sequence of yoga postures releases the chronic tension that dulls vitality.  Kripalu Yoga is taught in three stages. Stage One is Body and Breath Awareness - In this stage you learn how to bring yourself fully present in your body and practice the classic yoga postures with a flowing breath, proper alignment, and a mental focus on body sensations.  The purpose of this stage is to stretch and strengthen your entire body releasing chronic muscle tension that inhibits relaxation and underlies many health problems.  An attitude of compassionate self acceptance is stressed.  Stage Two is Focusing Inward - in this stage you learn how to encounter and release deep-seated emotional and mental tensions.  The purpose of this stage is to open the heart and clear the mind.  Postures are held for longer periods of time and the mind is focused on the intensified flow of sensation, emotion and thought.  Regular practice restores emotional balance and mental clarity.  Stage Three is Meditation-in-Motion - With the mind deeply relaxed, you allow the body to move spontaneously as guided from within.  Entering this experience, you drop everything learned from external sources and respond directly to the urges and intuitive prompting of the body.  This stage is a form of moving meditation that reveals the essential mystical truth. 
Pranakriya Yoga uses the same techniques as Kripalu Yoga to raise energy, but with a greater emphasis on pranayama.   Pranayama breathing techniques calm the mind and increase concentration.  Pranakriya Classes generally begin with a series of pranayama such a Dirgha, Ujjayi, and Kapalabhati.  Breathing is coordinated with the yoga postures to help the student hold a posture steady while relaxing the mind.  The practice creates a charge of energy that builds from within.  This warm glow of yogic energy is carried beyond that of the practice.  Students of Pranakriya experience a new aliveness from their practice.
Hatha Yoga is the term used for the physical postures practiced in yoga.  It is one of the eight limbs of Raja Yoga, or the Royal Path. Although the performance of a yoga posture may be influenced by the different traditions they are taught under, it is all still Hatha Yoga.  These asanas are used to gain control of the body for the ultimate purpose of complete realization of the inner self.  They are used to strengthen and maintain good physical health and flexibility which prepares the student for higher goals such as yogic meditation and spiritual enlightenment.  It is believed that as one learns to control the body, such as holding a physically challenging yoga posture in complete stillness, then one can attain stillness of mind. Through the practice of asanas, we learn to relax and balance the nervous system to bring peace and one-pointed concentration to the mind.  Yoga is said to lead to the highest goal of life: the direct realization of our own true nature.