Relationships

In these reflections on connections, teachers and students share ways to deepen and explore personal connections, from family and friends to sexual relationships.

Posted on September 13th, 2014 by in Relationships

Relationships as Spiritual Practice

Not long ago, a student asked me, “What do you think has been the most healing experience of your yoga practice?” The question gave me pause. My mind started scrolling through a list of my favorite practices. Was it nadi shodhana? Asana? Meditation? My experience of Ayurveda? Slightly stumped, I replied that it was probably […]

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Posted on June 26th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Empowering Girls on the Heroic Journey of Adolescence

By Meg Agnew, SuEllen Hamkins, and Cindy L. Parrish It’s an observable phenomenon for girls in our current society to have strong “voices”—until the age of 11 or 12. Author Carol Gilligan and other social scientists have noted that, at this point in her life, a girl who previously was sure of herself, eager to […]

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Posted on June 21st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Moving from Love, Not Shame

By Sarahjoy Marsh One of the ways we’ve unknowingly learned to make ourselves the most uncomfortable is through the voice of our inner critic. I can tell you with great conviction: your inner critic has nothing new or intelligent to offer you, does not have your best interests at heart (and never will), and cannot […]

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Posted on June 19th, 2014 by in Relationships

Healing a Relationship in the Space Between

By Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt Harville and I assert that the best way to heal a relationship is not to repair the two people, but the Space Between them. So what is this Space Between? The moment you committed to each other, it was born. You can think of it as an energy […]

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Posted on June 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

My Father, My Car

I was 36 years old when I bought my first car. I was about to spend the summer volunteering at Kripalu, where public transit was not an option. Newly unemployed, I asked my father to help me find a reliable used car. In less than a week, he spotted his choice: a 1989 Honda Civic. […]

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Posted on March 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Five Lifestyle Practices for Creating a Thriving Relationship

By Prana Regina Barrett My husband Rene and I have been together 17 years now.  Friends often look to us as the couple who has made it work and are still truly happy together.  I’m glad that we can be that model for others but, most of all, I’m grateful for our 17-year partnership.  Rene […]

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Posted on October 21st, 2013 by in Relationships

The Yoga of Partnership

This fall and winter, invited presenters at Kripalu seem to be arriving in pairs. We figured that teachers who are partners in life as well as work would have a few pearls of wisdom to share about how to keep the home fires burning—particularly since many of their programs focus on love and intimacy. So […]

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Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by in Relationships

The Three Keys to a Fulfilling Sex Life

Sex. The word itself piques our interest, whether or not we admit it. How can we not be sensitized to sexuality? Suggestive images are ubiquitous in advertising, and there’s no shortage of sexy characters jumping into bed on television and film. All around us, the message is clear: Everyone’s having really great sex. Not quite. […]

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