Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Why It Took Me 10 Years to Chant Om

by Jennifer Lang When I first began practicing yoga almost two decades ago, there was little to no chanting in class. On a rare occasion, a teacher led a call-and-response or an “om.” Class after class, year after year, I bowed out. With my eyes closed, I sat and listened. Part of me envied my […]

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Posted on July 1st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Kripalu Video

Balancing Energy and Awareness

The essence of the Kripalu approach is about balancing energy and awareness. Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) guides us in a simple moment of reflection. How can we breathe, relax, feel, watch, and allow in our daily lives?

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Posted on June 30th, 2014 by in Yoga

Befriending Your Body: How Yoga Helps Heal Trauma

A Q&A with Bessel van der Kolk Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose work attempts to integrate mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. A frequent Kripalu presenter, he is a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine; director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network, […]

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Posted on June 29th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Stillness

Breathe and let yourself be still.

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Posted on June 27th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Sauce

A fresh, delicious summertime salad with a tangy, creamy dressing! Try soy, coconut milk, or almond milk yogurt for a vegan alternative. Serves 4 to 6 2 to 3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges, or 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 English cucumber, large diced 2 cups sliced romaine lettuce […]

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Posted on June 26th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Empowering Girls on the Heroic Journey of Adolescence

By Meg Agnew, SuEllen Hamkins, and Cindy L. Parrish It’s an observable phenomenon for girls in our current society to have strong “voices”—until the age of 11 or 12. Author Carol Gilligan and other social scientists have noted that, at this point in her life, a girl who previously was sure of herself, eager to […]

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Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Drawing Closer to Nature

By Peter London On the fourth day of a weeklong course for artists and art teachers, I brought a group of 20 adults to the woods not far from our campus. A few hundred yards into the nature preserve, we stopped at a pretty place underneath some giant pines. A stream nearby could just be […]

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Posted on June 22nd, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Breathe

Take a moment to be in your body and revel in the awe of self-awareness. As we inhale and exhale, set your intention for this connection, self-care, and inquiry.

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