Kripalu Yoga is a comprehensive, disciplined approach to self-study that cultivates health, facilitates psychological growth, and transforms one’s sense of self. Kripalu Yoga arises from thousands of years of study and practice in fostering a spiritual connection to all life and an awakening to the authentic self. It focuses on getting in touch with one’s own innate wisdom and happiness through cultivating nonjudgmental awareness. The primary tools of this nondogmatic, nonsectarian practice are asana (postures), pranayama (breath-awareness exercises), and meditation. Kripalu means “being compassionate” in Sanskrit, and compassion for oneself and others lies at the heart of Kripalu Yoga.