Words from the Wise

Sometimes a seemingly simple gesture, phrase, mantra, or anecdote inspires us to pause and take note. Here, we share such tidbits from the Kripalu community.

Posted on May 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Taking the Long Way: Missteps That Lead Us Forward

by Lara Tupper It’s a common conundrum, feeling stuck on a trajectory that doesn’t feel right. I know, because I spent a sizable percentage of my 30s waiting for trains in New York City’s Penn Station. In that oddly scented dungeon, I came to appreciate the lilting female voice of the New Jersey Transit announcer, […]

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Posted on May 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Finding It, Losing It: Peaks and Valleys on the Path of Yoga

by Danna Faulds Recently, I had one of those blissful yoga practices in which I found the sweet spot between effort and ease. My breath flowed evenly as I moved from pose to pose, and a current of energy seemed to carry me from start to finish. I felt so alive at the end, buoyant, […]

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Posted on April 29th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

When to Trust the Still, Small Voice of Intuition

By Janet Arnold-Grych There are times when we simply “know,” when our insights feel bigger than us and point us in a particular direction. We might label it intuition or a direct line to the higher self. Keyed in to this frequency, we boldly embark on the new career, launch into the relationship, or paint […]

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Posted on April 22nd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Meditation, Words from the Wise

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

by Tara Brach After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, as many people feared an ongoing and vicious spiral of retaliation and global violence, a wonderful and well-known Cherokee legend went viral on the Internet: An old grandfather is speaking to his grandson about what causes the violence and cruelty in the world. “In each […]

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The Kripalu Approach

The Kripalu Approach has been developed over decades, in workshops off the mat and in yoga classes on the mat. Thousands of students and classes later, our approach to living emerges as unique, specific, and profoundly transformational; it informs our way of being in the world. Rooted in the idea of Self-Observation Without Judgment, our […]

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Posted on April 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Running Too Fast: My Road Back to Balance

by Ashley Vanasse A little over a year ago, I made a change and started on a path toward a healthier lifestyle. It was a somewhat belated New Year’s resolution, if you will. I’d never had an issue with my weight. I am, by all definitions, fairly thin. Not super model thin, but thin in […]

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Posted on March 30th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Finding Sanctuary in Kripalu Yoga

by Micah Mortali It was the darkest time of my life. I was a 26-year-old therapeutic wilderness counselor for at-risk youth, living in the rugged mountains of North Carolina with a group of 10 boys, ages 11 to 17. The winter had been cold, our shelters weren’t insulated, and the group dynamics were dysfunctional, to […]

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Posted on March 25th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Man, Alive: Redefining Masculinity in the 21st Century

What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Limited ideas of masculinity, propagated by the media and socio-cultural norms, can be stifling for men who want to explore their spirituality and discover new ways of expressing themselves. To create a shift, men are banding together to question old paradigms and find support […]

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