On and Off the Mat

Embrace your practice on and off the mat.

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by in On and Off the Mat

Thanksgiving and the Practice of Gratitude

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 […]

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Posted on October 16th, 2014 by in On and Off the Mat, Yoga

Pilgrims on the Path

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 […]

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Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Meditation, On and Off the Mat

The Practice of Listening

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?

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Nature’s Abundance

All we have to do is sit with a silent mind… and watch.

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Posted on April 1st, 2014 by in Healthy Living, On and Off the Mat, Yoga

Five Steps for Taking Yoga off the Mat

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 […]

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Posted on February 26th, 2014 by in On and Off the Mat

Writing Without the Answers

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 […]

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Posted on February 25th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, On and Off the Mat

Dreaming of Wildflowers

It’s seed catalog season and, here at Kripalu, we’re dreaming of spring. Our wildflower fields are expanding, as Kripalu Grounds Supervisor Kevin “Moose” Foran does his part to transform Kripalu’s expansive lawns into vibrant wildflower meadows.

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Posted on August 20th, 2013 by in On and Off the Mat

Re-Entry Post-Kripalu—Without the Burn

by Janet Arnold-Grych On the morning of my 49th birthday, I found myself captivated by the light streaming in through the windows of the Main Hall at Kripalu. Girish was seated a few rows in front of me, playing his guitar and softly singing a chant that floated up to meet the sunshine. Around me […]

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