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 July 1st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

As the Lights Come On

by Danna Faulds On a recent visit to Richmond, Virginia, my husband and I had the opportunity to stroll along Monument Avenue at twilight. The larger-than-life statues of Southern leaders and Arthur Ashe, the tennis star and Richmond native, were fascinating, but what really drew me in were the grand houses built along the avenue […]

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Posted on June 24th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Five Key Principles for Living a More Balanced Life

by Renée Peterson Trudeau Growing up with a parent who suffered from clinical depression and navigating a heaping dose of dysfunction, stress, anxiety and “not feeling enough” the first 30 years of my life left me highly motivated to want to feel good. The primary drive for the work I do now—helping people enhance balance […]

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Posted on June 17th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Fatherhood, Low-Back Pain, and Immortality

by Micah Mortali Before my wife and I had our first child, I had been a Kripalu Yoga teacher for about six years, and had been practicing yoga for a decade. I was passionate about my practice, and often woke before the sun and started my days diving deep within—with breath retentions and bandhas, followed […]

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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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