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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Sienna Creasy Before reggae, ska, and rocksteady, there was Nyabinghi chant. The Jamaican Rastafarian culture of Jamaica combined these chants with ritual drumming to create a celebration known as groundation. Groundation expresses the connection of a culture to its roots and the connection of an individual to his or her tribe. It is a […]