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Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

How Yoga Gives Adolescents Happier, Healthier Lives

As a prosecutor in the New York State juvenile criminal justice system, Carl Rubino knows firsthand what adolescents are up against. As a Kripalu Yoga teacher, he’s giving them the tools to change the course of their lives. “From my many years as a prosecutor, I know that a key to preventing recurring criminal behavior […]

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Posted on July 29th, 2015 by in Yoga

Cool It! Tips for a Summer Yoga Practice

by Jess Frey Each season offers the opportunity to align our internal environment to the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. Empower yourself to find harmony within by shifting your personal yoga practice to balance the qualities evoked by the season. The summer months can elicit qualities of warmth, excess activity, indigestion, burning eyes, and […]

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Posted on July 22nd, 2015 by in Yoga

Getting Men On the Mat

The Yoga in America study, released by Yoga Journal in 2012, found that 82 percent of the country’s approximately 20 million yoga practitioners are women. What keeps men off the mat? “For some men, their hesitation about yoga is that it’s going to be boring—just sitting around stretching, and talking about opening your heart,” says […]

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Posted on July 9th, 2015 by in Life Lessons, Yoga

Loving My Body, Loving Myself

Kripalu Yoga teacher Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love, shares how yoga teacher training supports her mission to cultivate compassion and body acceptance.

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Posted on July 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Open Hips, Open Mind: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

by Reyna Eistenstark I was talking to a woman who has been practicing yoga daily for years when she said, as kind of an aside, “You know how hip openers can be really emotional for people.” This was not a question but a statement. She immediately moved on to something else, but that thought stayed […]

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Posted on June 22nd, 2015 by in Life Lessons, Yoga

Your Summer Reading List: Recommendations from Kripalu Faculty and Staff

This is the season when we give ourselves permission to read for pure pleasure. Maybe it’s a holdover from back when June meant “no more pencils, no more books”—time to swap out the algebra textbook for a juicy Danielle Steele novel. We asked Kripalu staff and faculty to share a few of their favorites to […]

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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 June 8th, 2015 by in Yoga

Stress-Busting Yoga Tools for Teens

Being a teenager can be challenging, particularly when finals roll around—not to mention the stress of sports, parents, relationships, and your entire future looming before you with all its promise and potential pitfalls. Because yoga balances the autonomic nervous system and enhances integration of the brain, it can have an immediate positive impact—decreasing stress levels […]

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