Conscious Living

Kripalu community members share their insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on April 19th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Five Ways to Dance with Life

What does it mean to dance with life? When we dance with life, we take energy in and give it back to the world in a graceful exchange. We engage with every aspect of life, at every moment, with every breath. Here are five practices to take you deeper into the dance. 1. Celebrate who […]

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Posted on March 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Yoga Nidra: The All-Natural Sleep Aid

Sleep. While it seems about as natural as breathing, for 50 to 70 million Americans, it isn’t. Intermittent and chronic sleep problems are rampant and can potentially affect alertness, safety, and health. For some, medications or a medical condition could be interfering with sleep; for others, too much sugar or caffeine could be the culprit. […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Difficult Task of Taking Compliments

By Janet Arnold-Grych There are only a few things that make me really squeamish—nasty cuts, complete disorganization… and compliments. According to the Yoga Sutra and other teachings on personal growth, we’re meant to cultivate qualities like non-stealing and non-grasping. Stepping up to compliments can feel a little like moving into dangerous territory. The question is, How […]

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Posted on March 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Five Lifestyle Practices for Creating a Thriving Relationship

By Prana Regina Barrett My husband Rene and I have been together 17 years now.  Friends often look to us as the couple who has made it work and are still truly happy together.  I’m glad that we can be that model for others but, most of all, I’m grateful for our 17-year partnership.  Rene […]

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Posted on March 10th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Emotional Balance

Do you give yourself permission to be real? Bo Forbes shares her thoughts on emotional balance and resilience. Join Bo at Kripalu in April.

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Posted on March 6th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Melting Writer’s Block

By Madelyn Kent “In Sense Writing, you follow the end of your pen, the tips of your fingers, the nerve endings in your body—the place where you end and the world begins is a fuzzy place full of possibility and story.” —Jean Rhode, Sense Writing student Often, the way we have been taught to learn […]

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Posted on February 27th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Take A Happiness Dance Break (VIDEO)

Having a rough day? If you have a few minutes, Pharrell Williams’ music video “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack is an instant happiness booster. Studies have shown that dancing can actually increase one’s ability to find resilience and experience the feeling of being happy. I should know. For the past week, I’ve been […]

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Posted on February 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Dalai Lama on a Snow Day

This year, New England, like much of the country, has been pummeled by snow. And that means snow days for our kids. Which is magical. I remember snow days fondly. Sleeping in. Sledding. Snow men and snow forts. Cocoa and popcorn by the fire. But what about poor mom and dad? There’s the magic, yes. […]

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Posted on February 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Mind Olympics: Training the Brain for Sports—and Life

by Tresca Weinstein Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni started swimming competitively when she was 10 years old—first following in her older sister’s footsteps, and then simply because she loved it. “I spent most of my childhood in a pool, practicing or competing,” she says. “The motivation always came from me. I fell in love with working […]

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Posted on February 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Living Fearlessly

by Lauren Mackler Imagine what your life would be like if you could move beyond limiting beliefs and behaviors, and fully become the person you were born to be. What if you could “live boldly”—reclaim your magnificence, liberate your authentic self, and activate your potential to create the personal and professional life you desire? When […]

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