by Lorin Roche Lorin Roche’s book The Radiance Sutras is a contemporary interpretation of the 112 contemplative meditations known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, one of the earliest teachings on yoga meditation. The first written version appeared in Kashmir around 800 AD, and was likely handed down orally for generations before that. In this excerpt, […]
Discover ways that meditation allows you to stop, breathe, and pay attention to both your inner world and your active mind.
Today, many yoga classes focus on postures and skip meditation in favor of Savasana (Corpse pose) or a quick om. But asana was originally intended to warm up the body in preparation for seated meditation. At Kripalu, the daily 4:15 p.m. yoga class includes 90 minutes of postures and 30 minutes of silent, unguided meditation. […]
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 […]
Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Larissa Hall Carlson shares a breathing practice to refresh both the physical body and the mental body. Stay cool during these hot summer months and cultivate time to find balance.
I recently saw a therapist who works with crystals to help clients gain insight into the qualities they’re looking to augment in themselves. Apparently, when asked to select a crystal that calls to us, we choose the one whose core qualities we need the most. I chose a piece of watermelon tourmaline, which apparently means […]
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?
Kripalu Yoga teacher Steven Leonard guides us in an inclusive meditation. Notice any tension in your body, as well as any areas of comfort, and breathe without needing to change or alter anything. Allow your mind to find balance in the spaciousness. Allow yourself to simply be—right here, right now.