Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on January 5th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Clear Your Clutter, Clear Your Mind

It seems harmless enough—that mail piled up on your desk, scraps of paper with scribbled notes scattered here and there, magazines gathering dust in the corner of your work space, gum wrappers and crumpled tissues tossed into the mix … Could any of this possibly affect your ability to write an e-mail, fill out a […]

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Posted on December 31st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Gifts for the New Year

by Janet Arnold-Grych The winding down of another year naturally invites reflection. What have I discovered? What have I learned? What have I contributed? In my evaluation, I inevitably find myself thinking back to my time at Kripalu, certainly one of this year’s highlights. Kripalu always leaves me with an armful of parting gifts. These […]

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Posted on December 29th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living, Words from the Wise

How I Fell in Love with Yoga

by Tommy Rosen Yoga was one of the practices I found in my first several years of recovery. Not only did it help me through the ups and downs of the early stages, but it also became a nonnegotiable staple in my life. How I found yoga—and fell in love with it—is somewhat serendipitous. Basically, […]

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Posted on December 24th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Teachers Corner, Words from the Wise, Yoga

The Teachings of Swami Kripalu

The Teachings of Swami Kripalu Swami Kripalu was a devoted yogi with an inquisitive mind who explored every facet of the yoga tradition. During his lifetime, he generated a large body of teachings that fall into two major categories: a universal set of teachings encouraging everyone to cultivate personal health, well-being, and a virtuous character; […]

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Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Give Like a Yogi

The holidays can be challenging for those of us who want to celebrate the season of giving in a way that feels authentic, and doesn’t center on expensive gifts. How can we show appreciation for our loved ones in a mindful way that’s aligned with how we want to live our lives? Kripalu life, career, […]

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Posted on December 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Entering the New Year with Intention

by Reyna Eisenstark New Year’s Eve has the tendency to provoke all kinds of anxiety. There is this idea, an insistence really, that you must spend New Year’s Eve doing something incredibly special, because the way you enter the new year will tell you exactly how the next 364 days are going to go for […]

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Posted on December 8th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Facing the Dishes

by Myron Katz, Kripalu Steward Supervisor We all have situations in our lives that may appear overwhelming, times when an inner voice tells us “this just can’t be done” or “this is too much.” In the Kripalu dishroom, the possibility exists for that to become an ongoing universal chant! Imagine how daunting it is to […]

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Posted on December 6th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Art of Awakening

by Jack Kornfield A story is told of the Buddha when he was wandering in India shortly after his enlightenment. He was encountered by several men who recognized something quite extraordinary about this handsome prince now robed as a monk. Stopping to inquire, they asked, “Are you a god?” “No,” he answered. “Well, are you […]

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