Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

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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Posted on October 4th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Discovering Your Soul Signature

  by Panache Desai We do not choose the work we are brought into this lifetime to do. That work is your soul signature—your unique expression. Your spiritual DNA. It is who you are at your core—your singular contribution to the world. It doesn’t have to do with seeking fame or fortune—though it might—but rather […]

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Posted on September 30th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Power of Connection to Heal Trauma

by Peter Levine, PhD Trauma is about broken connections. Connection is broken with the body/self, family, friends, community, nature, and spirit. Healing trauma is about restoring these connections. Some years ago, I had the privilege of teaching at the Hopi Guidance Center located at Second Mesa, Arizona. I teach my work by using direct personal […]

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Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Creative Expression for the Care of the Soul

By Dan Leven Sometimes my creative spirit is like a bear hibernating; at other times, it’s like a blossoming field of sunflowers. When I teach Kripalu Noon Dance, I often find myself in that field of sunflowers. This creative state is not just a frame of mind, it encompasses the body and breath as well. My […]

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Posted on September 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Trees: A Love Story

One morning, as this year’s interminable winter gave way to spring, I took myself out for a walk. Strolling though my favorite park, I was arrested by the sight of a shining silver birch. An exuberant “Hi!” escaped my lips before I could catch it. Looking around, I wondered if anyone had heard me talking […]

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