Inner View

Get to know the people who make Kripalu such a unique place though these personal stories.

Looking for Gratitude, One List at a Time

by Valerie Reiss If you’ve picked up a magazine or clicked on a link in the last few years, you know that the research is in: Gratitude heals. Regularly practicing gratitude in written and verbal form may boost immunity, ease depression, inspire generosity, improve relationships, and enhance overall physical and emotional well-being. I started making […]

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“Wise Selfish”: Cultivating Compassion

by Daniel Goleman Some years ago, my wife and I had an unexpected bit of downtime with the Dalai Lama while he waited for an event to start in Mon­treal. He told us he had just come from Austria, where he had spent some time shopping. That was startling—the Dalai Lama rarely shops. My wife […]

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Posted on November 12th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Inner View, Life Lessons

The Transformative Power of Difficult Emotions

by Janet Arnold-Grych I am charmed by Ria, the 78-year-old Dutch grandmother captured on video taking her first airplane flight with 71-year-old An. An’s paralyzing fear of flying had kept her grounded. Ria hadn’t flown because her deceased husband had been afraid as well. In the end, both women have the trip of a lifetime. […]

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Posted on October 28th, 2015 by in Inner View, Life Lessons

It’s Written in Stone: Death as Part of Life

by Lara Tupper When I feel stuck at my writing table, I walk through the local cemetery. I stroll the length of a tree-lined path and read the stones for clues. It’s like eavesdropping—so many suggestions of stories in the engravings. There’s a hierarchy (big graves versus little graves). There are decorations and decay. The […]

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Posted on October 5th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Inner View

Learning to Listen to Your Body

by Dan Leven Many of us have heard the phrase “listen to your body” while in a yoga class. We know that this suggestion essentially means that we shouldn’t over-stretch or push past our limits. If we don’t listen to our bodies, we might end up injured or exhausted. You might also have heard about […]

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My Year as a Spiritual Gangster: One Thing I Kinda Sorta Know for Sure (I Think)

by Lisa Lampanelli Lisa Lampanelli is a professional comedian, writer, and actor who lives primarily in New York City. She began to call Kripalu her second home in mid-2014, when a family crisis led her on a quest to bring new meaning into her life. Since then, Lisa has attended programs and R&R Retreats at […]

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Posted on September 28th, 2015 by in Inner View

Turning Point: Panache Desai

Panache Desai is a contemporary thought leader whose work empowers people to free themselves of pain, suffering, sadness, and self-limiting beliefs. Panache appeared with Oprah Winfrey on the Emmy Award-winning series Super Soul Sunday, and has collaborated with internationally recognized spiritual teachers, including Elizabeth Lesser, Ram Dass, and Neale Donald Walsch. He is the author […]

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The Richness of Real Life: Creating Ease Every Day

by Janet Arnold-Grych It’s easy to think that Kripalu isn’t representative of “real life.” Many of us are able to leave responsibility at the door when we come here, and find an ease that eludes our minds and muscles when we’re back home, in the unceasing flow of schedules and to-do lists. But when I […]

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