Five Things Resilient
People Do
Why do some people bounce back after a major tragedy or illness, while others seem derailed by life’s daily challenges? The answer, in a word, is resilience.

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Do This Now: Alternate-Nostril Breath
Sit quietly in a comfortable position. Close the left nostril and exhale through the right; then inhale through the right. Now close the right nostril and exhale through the left, then inhale through the left. Repeat for several rounds, exhaling and inhaling through each nostril in turn.

Studies show that Alternate-Nostril Breath decreases blood pressure, increases skin conductance (a marker of sympathetic nervous system activity), and increases heart rate. Explore the latest research on the benefits of asana, pranayama, and meditation in The Science of Yoga for Health Professionals, March 29–April 3.

Making an Impact: The Rachel Greene Memorial Fund
Rachel Greene loved yoga and its potential for healing. She taught yoga and stress management to heart patients, and created a yoga nidra program for soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. When she died in 2006, her mother, Zina, collaborated with Kripalu to create a fund in Rachel’s name, which provides training scholarships for teachers who want to bring the gifts of yoga to children in Title I schools.

Your support makes mission-driven programs like this possible. Find out more.

Check Out the Kripalu Blog
Read Thrive, the Kripalu blog, and stay connected! Check out articles on yoga, health, and wellness, like “Making Critical Conversations More Compassionate.“

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Spring Awakening: Practices for the Season of Blossoming
Spring is just around the corner! Can you feel it? After the long winter (especially here in the Northeast), it sometimes feels like a mad dash to the finish line when the first hints of spring stirs in the atmosphere. Yoga and Ayurveda teach us to be fully present and engaged as we shift seasons and open to new perspectives. How we move, how we breathe, and what we eat can help us embrace this transitional time of year.

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Kripalu Kitchen Recipes
This vegan, gluten-free one-dish meal contains fresh fennel, which offers anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting benefits.

Kripalu Kitchen Recipe of the Month:
Wild Rice and Hazelnut Pilaf

The Healing Power of Yoga, by Sudha Carolyn Lundeen
As medical and yogic research expands, empirical evidence places yoga therapy among the most effective complementary therapies for a variety of diseases and common ailments. Read more.

Yoga teachers: Find out about the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training module Instructing Yoga for Special Populations, May 1–10, with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen.

Discounted Prices for Yoga Journal LIVE
Come see us at Yoga Journal LIVE! New York, April 23–27, and get the Kripalu discount! Use the code word “Kripalu” for an additional $50 off a full-event or weekend pass. Plus, get the early-bird discount through March 27. Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda faculty Coby Kozlowski and Larissa Hall Carlson, and our own KDZ: The Kripalu Drummers are among the world-class presenters at this annual Big Apple event.

Healthy Living in a Nutshell
Over three decades, we’ve studied the techniques and practices that create thriving, decrease stress, and help build happier, healthier lives. Experience the power of the Kripalu Approach, and explore the power of you, in The Kripalu Approach to Healthy Living, March 22–27.
Quote of the Month
“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”
—Paulo Coelho
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