Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Mindfulness for Introverts

by Arnie Kozak These days, there’s a growing consciousness about the value of introversion. Introverts are awakening to their style of being and at the same time can pursue awakening with mindfulness as a way to embrace the introverted life fully. Many introverts, myself among them, have felt devalued in the face of extrovert culture. […]

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Posted on July 1st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Kripalu Video

Balancing Energy and Awareness

The essence of the Kripalu approach is about balancing energy and awareness. Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) guides us in a simple moment of reflection. How can we breathe, relax, feel, watch, and allow in our daily lives?

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Posted on June 28th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Yoga Nidra: The Antidote to Modern Life

I was not the type of child who enjoyed staying up late. Whether I was at home or at a slumber party, when I began to feel the Sandman calling, off to bed I went. I knew the intense discomfort I’d experience the next day if I hadn’t slept enough. My eyes would be heavy; […]

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Posted on June 26th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Empowering Girls on the Heroic Journey of Adolescence

By Meg Agnew, SuEllen Hamkins, and Cindy L. Parrish It’s an observable phenomenon for girls in our current society to have strong “voices”—until the age of 11 or 12. Author Carol Gilligan and other social scientists have noted that, at this point in her life, a girl who previously was sure of herself, eager to […]

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Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Drawing Closer to Nature

By Peter London On the fourth day of a weeklong course for artists and art teachers, I brought a group of 20 adults to the woods not far from our campus. A few hundred yards into the nature preserve, we stopped at a pretty place underneath some giant pines. A stream nearby could just be […]

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Posted on June 21st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Moving from Love, Not Shame

By Sarahjoy Marsh One of the ways we’ve unknowingly learned to make ourselves the most uncomfortable is through the voice of our inner critic. I can tell you with great conviction: your inner critic has nothing new or intelligent to offer you, does not have your best interests at heart (and never will), and cannot […]

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Posted on June 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

There’s No Time Like the Present

by Sarah Susanka “There’s no time like the present,” my new student says to me as she rushes off to pack her car after meditation on the last day of our retreat. She’s joined by a couple of other super-achievers who are intent on taking advantage of the few minutes before breakfast to get everything […]

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Posted on June 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Journaling and Bypassing the Inner Critic

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) guides us in a journaling meditation. Can you find the words while you let go of the inner critic? Let the breath be your guide.  

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