Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Taking the Long Way: Missteps That Lead Us Forward

by Lara Tupper It’s a common conundrum, feeling stuck on a trajectory that doesn’t feel right. I know, because I spent a sizable percentage of my 30s waiting for trains in New York City’s Penn Station. In that oddly scented dungeon, I came to appreciate the lilting female voice of the New Jersey Transit announcer, […]

read →
Posted on May 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Finding It, Losing It: Peaks and Valleys on the Path of Yoga

by Danna Faulds Recently, I had one of those blissful yoga practices in which I found the sweet spot between effort and ease. My breath flowed evenly as I moved from pose to pose, and a current of energy seemed to carry me from start to finish. I felt so alive at the end, buoyant, […]

read →
Posted on May 4th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

The Benefits of Qigong for Body, Mind, and Soul

We live in a culture that associates aging with decline, infirmity, isolation, and depression. But, in the qigong tradition, there’s a saying, “The older, the stronger, the wiser, and the happier.” What a reversal of our Western way of viewing the aging process. Rooted in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is an ancient […]

read →
Posted on April 29th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

When to Trust the Still, Small Voice of Intuition

By Janet Arnold-Grych There are times when we simply “know,” when our insights feel bigger than us and point us in a particular direction. We might label it intuition or a direct line to the higher self. Keyed in to this frequency, we boldly embark on the new career, launch into the relationship, or paint […]

read →
Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Meditation, Words from the Wise

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

by Tara Brach After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as many people feared an ongoing and vicious spiral of retaliation and global violence, a wonderful and well-known Cherokee legend went viral on the Internet: An old grandfather is speaking to his grandson about what causes the violence and cruelty in the world. “In each […]

read →
Posted on April 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Why Yoga and Mindfulness Work

by Bo Forbes Beyond its appeal as a form of physical exercise, yoga has tremendous potential; it enhances our emotional well-being. When we feel anxious or depressed, it’s tempting to view our emotional difficulties as proof that we’re unstable. I frequently hear people say, “I don’t have what it takes to be happy,” “I’ve been […]

read →

The Kripalu Approach

The Kripalu Approach has been developed over decades, in workshops off the mat and in yoga classes on the mat. Thousands of students and classes later, our approach to living emerges as unique, specific, and profoundly transformational; it informs our way of being in the world. Rooted in the idea of Self-Observation Without Judgment, our […]

read →
Posted on April 8th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Conscious Living, Nutrition, Yoga

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 […]

read →