Yoga

Here, find insights, teachings, and explorations into all things yoga.

Posted on September 10th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Asana as Meditation

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. […]

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Posted on September 4th, 2014 by in Ask the Expert, Yoga

Yoga, Anatomy, and the Art of Connection

In this edition of Ask the Expert, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty member Michelle Dalbec discusses how anatomy affects your yoga practice, how yoga translates off the mat, and what to be aware of when starting a home practice. Q Does anatomy really affect what postures we can do, or does our mastery of postures […]

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Posted on September 1st, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh: Yoga Instructors Share Their Secrets

by Sarajean Rudman Keeping your yoga teaching fresh and inspired is not only great for your students, it’s essential for you. Your students can sense when you’re feeling stagnant, just as they can tell when you’re passionate about what you’re doing, and they will reflect that energy back to you. When planning for a yoga […]

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Posted on August 27th, 2014 by in Outside Our Walls, Yoga

Family Yoga and Finding Your Own Way

by Zac Hills-Bonczyk My mom was the first family member to become a Kripalu Yoga teacher. She completely immersed herself in the yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle after her cancer diagnosis and during her subsequent recovery. After completing the 200-hour training, Mom plunged straight into the 500-hour, and started a yoga studio in our house. Word […]

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Posted on August 25th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga Research: The Power of Possibility

Nine years ago, we at Kripalu made an exciting decision: to undertake a serious yoga research program. It all began with a chance meeting. I was attending the opening dinner celebrating Harvard’s new program in Asian Medicine and Healing, and had an opportunity to chat with Sat Bir S. Khalsa—a Harvard professor with a reputation […]

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Posted on August 23rd, 2014 by in Yoga

Remembering B. K. S. Iyengar, a Man Who Was Once the “Anti-Advertisement for Yoga”

by Shannon Sexton Fierce. Kind. Creative. Iconical. These are some of the words used to describe B. K. S. Iyengar, who until his passing on August 20 in Pune, India, was regarded to be one of the greatest living yoga masters. Why? Because back in the 1950s—long before 20 million Americans were practicing yoga and […]

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Posted on August 11th, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Meditation, Yoga

Mudras for Your Heart

Connect with the wisdom and energy of your heart, with Kripalu Yoga teacher, Jennifer Reis.

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Posted on August 4th, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Six Keys to Staying Centered in a Vigorous Yoga Class

Even when you feel ready to go deeper in your yoga practice, classes that are labeled “advanced,” “Level 3,” or “vigorous” can feel intimidating. So how can you play your edge and also stay safe in your body when you find yourself in a more challenging practice? Here are six ways to stay centered when […]

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