Over the last decade, there has been a growing amount of research on the benefits of yoga. Studies on yoga’s impact on cancer, pregnancy, depression, and anxiety—to name just a few—have allowed yoga to move from the periphery of health care toward increased respect from scientists, mental-health clinicians, and medical practitioners. Yet, to date, the […]
Embrace your practice on and off the mat.
A vice president is looking for ways to shift her experience of daily stress so that she can be more present for both her teams and her family. A father of young children worries about how to be a great dad while his wife undergoes transplant surgery. A yoga teacher searches for the right balance […]
Cultivating gratitude is something we can practice year-round, according to Kripalu Yoga teacher Devadas Gregg Day, who says that when he is “paying attention, gratitude just (naturally) bubbles up.” Studies find that showing gratitude helps lower stress and depression. In The How of Happiness, psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky explains that “grateful thinking promotes the savoring of […]
By Julie Balter I am signing a new lease on life. I moved to the Berkshires from Miami last fall and it’s my one-year anniversary as a Kripalu staff member. After some deep reflection (the kind I’ve learned to do here), I’ve decided to stay on. I’m buying snow tires, and setting roots in these […]
Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, invites you to bring compassion and full presence to your communication with others. Can you embrace the practice of listening?
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’ve probably had this experience: You’re holding a pose and the tension is more than you can take. Your muscles are reaching their pain and stamina threshold, but the instructor reminds you to breathe into the sensation. And, when you do, you notice that you can tolerate the […]
by Laura Didyk For more than a year, I’ve been making lukewarm attempts to make progress on the memoir I’m writing, but a long list of “if onlys” have been standing squarely in my way. If only I had a place to write (my desk, which doubles as my kitchen table, is too high, and […]