Conscious Living

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Posted on November 11th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Conscious Living

Eight Ayurvedic Tips for Soothing the Mind

Ayurveda promotes mental well-being by bringing the body and mind back into balance through following the rhythms of nature. “When the body becomes exhausted from living again the stream, we don’t have the energy, so we become anxious,” says Kripalu presenter and Ayurveda expert John Douillard. “And when we become totally exhausted, we become depressed.” […]

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Posted on November 10th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Brief Glimpses Can Change Everything

By Danna Faulds On a weekend bike trip in rural Virginia recently, my husband and I caught a glimpse of a bald eagle flying downriver. It was late afternoon and the eagle’s majestic white head and tail were lit by the sun. As we watched, the bird’s broad, brown wings carried it quickly out of […]

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Posted on November 6th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Begin Now, Mess and All

By Janet Arnold-Grych Start Where You Are. The directive is simple, and yet sometimes menacingly daunting. How to just begin when things aren’t in order? When there isn’t time? When the unknown looms larger than the desired outcome? Start Where You Are. I read the book title again, staring at it. I felt almost a […]

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Posted on November 4th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Practices to Bring Light Into Your Winter

by Bess Hochstein There’s an annual ritual in our household. When the days get shorter, my husband plugs in a special lamp that simulates sunlight. Prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), he finds that a half hour under the lamp, at sunrise and sunset, helps regulate his moods as daylight wanes. Even without a diagnosis […]

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Posted on November 1st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Is Practicing Yoga Selfish?

By Jennifer Lang Recently, I was faced with a choice: to teach or cancel my Sunday-morning yoga class? To attend my once-a-week vinyasa class later in the day or forgo it? My 14-year-old daughter was in the hospital, scheduled for reconstructive foot surgery sometime that day. Shouldn’t I be by her bedside? My husband and […]

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Posted on October 15th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Secret to Creating a Resilient Life

One of the common myths about resilience is that some people are simply born with it, while the rest of us aren’t. The good news is that anyone can build the skills necessary to cope and even thrive in difficult times. The first step is recognizing that resilience is a choice,” explains Kripalu faculty member Maria […]

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Posted on October 11th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Breathe, Relax, Feel, Watch, Allow: The Practice of Being Present

Kripalu Scholar-in-Residence Stephen Cope, best-selling author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, takes us step by step through the core Kripalu Yoga practice known as BRFWA—a powerful tool for coming home to ourselves. The very centerpiece of all meditative technique is the simple practice of being present for experience. Being fully here, […]

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Posted on October 7th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Debunking the Myth of Multitasking

by Sharon Salzberg We would like to believe that attention is infinite, but it isn’t. That is why multitasking is a misnomer. The brain can focus only on one thing at a time. We take in information sequentially. When we attempt to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously, what actually happens is that we switch back […]

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