Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Posted on April 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Running Too Fast: My Road Back to Balance

by Ashley Vanasse A little over a year ago, I made a change and started on a path toward a healthier lifestyle. It was a somewhat belated New Year’s resolution, if you will. I’d never had an issue with my weight. I am, by all definitions, fairly thin. Not super model thin, but thin in […]

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Posted on March 30th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Finding Sanctuary in Kripalu Yoga

by Micah Mortali It was the darkest time of my life. I was a 26-year-old therapeutic wilderness counselor for at-risk youth, living in the rugged mountains of North Carolina with a group of 10 boys, ages 11 to 17. The winter had been cold, our shelters weren’t insulated, and the group dynamics were dysfunctional, to […]

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Posted on March 25th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Man, Alive: Redefining Masculinity in the 21st Century

What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Limited ideas of masculinity, propagated by the media and socio-cultural norms, can be stifling for men who want to explore their spirituality and discover new ways of expressing themselves. To create a shift, men are banding together to question old paradigms and find support […]

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Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Clutter vs. Creativity: Clearing the Stuff That Holds Us Back

by Reyna Eisenstark I’ve been wanting to write about clutter for days now … but there’s a huge pile of papers on my desk. Every time I sit down to write, I look at that pile, and suddenly I want to be just about anywhere else. But, a little while ago, I straightened out the […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

Spring Awakening: The Season According to Moose

Grounds Supervisor Kevin Foran, known as “Moose,” has been the steward of the Kripalu campus in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for more than 30 years, since Kripalu moved to the Berkshires in 1983. He shared a few of the highlights he looks forward to each year as spring arrives on the Kripalu campus. Goodbye, Winter; Hello, Snowdrops! […]

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