by Dan Leven As I was sitting for meditation today, I met fear. I was looking for my breath—the rise and fall of my abdomen—to rest my attention on, and the fear showed up as a gripping sensation in my belly. My first reaction was to push it away. All I wanted was to feel […]
Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.
We live in a culture predicated on our addictions to things like coffee, sugar, our cell phones, checking e-mail, and plain old busyness. “From a Buddhist perspective, all beings are addicted, and that manifests in different ways,” says author Noah Levine, a founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Noah knows a thing […]
by Reyna Eisenstark At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves confronted with the following question, often posed in the context of superheroes: Would you rather be invisible or would you rather be able to fly? For me, the answer was always obvious (so obvious that I was actually astonished when my younger […]
by Joan Anderson In this excerpt from her book The Second Journey, memoirist Joan Anderson describes the call that sent her in search of herself as she entered the second half of her life. The whistle of the ferry startles me, and then I feel a surge of pure excitement as the heavy boat backs […]
A Q&A with Edi Pasalis, Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living In April, the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL) hosted the first Yoga in the Schools Symposium, presented in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center and Curry School of Education. Edi Pasalis, Director of the IEL, shared highlights of […]
By Sera Beak Whether you’re a lawyer, mother, a gardener, a self-help author, or a teacher, our souls are continuously calling us deeper. If we’re willing to shed our skins (over and over again), then layer after layer of our truth will appear anew and demand action. What’s true for us today won’t necessarily be […]
Kripalu Yoga teacher Coby Kozlowski shares her thoughts on karma yoga and inspired action. How can you be of service to the world? What does skillful living look like for you? How can you contribute to make yourself feel more alive?
The practice of nondual yoga helps us remember as adults what was second nature to us as young babies. Apparently, at around 18 months old, we begin to develop a sense of “self” and “other,” but before that time we aren’t able to perceive separation. Our cribs, our toys, our parents—it doesn’t matter—they’re all part […]