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Posted on November 17th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living, Meditation, Yoga

Slow Down: Restoring Pathways to Connection

by Jess Frey There is more to life than increasing its speed. —Mohandas K. Gandhi Go-go-go. More-more-more. Faster-harder-better. We live in a culture of speed and disconnect—disconnect from self, others, and the world around us, which gradually takes us away from the natural rhythms and cycles of our body, nature, and life. Conditions such as […]

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Posted on October 19th, 2015 by in Ask the Expert, Teachers Corner, Yoga

Rest, Relax, Renew: The Benefits of Restorative Yoga

A Q&A with Sudha Carolyn Lundeen Sudha Carolyn Lundeen teaches Restorative Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu January 8–17, the first program in our new Yoga Teacher Specialist Training. We asked her about the benefits of restorative yoga and how teachers can use this skill to enhance their yoga business. What does a Specialist-level training offer […]

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Posted on October 17th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Meditation, Yoga

Holiday Helpers: Practices for Staying Grounded in the Season of Celebration

The holidays are upon us, a season that for many brings joy, celebration, and gratitude, warm hearths on chilly days, and the heartening pleasures of exchanging gifts while reconnecting with loved ones. But, as much as the holidays can elevate our spirit, they can also tax our system. There are travel arrangements to be made, […]

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Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Why Do Pranayama?

Physical well-being. Lightness of heart. Clarity of mind. Inner and outer health and fulfillment. Weight loss. Purpose, intention, and direction. If you could produce these sorts of results without any cost, equipment, office visits, travel, or special talent, would you be interested? If all it took was 30 minutes a day, would you take the […]

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Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Balancing Breath: Harmonizing Yin and Yang with Nadi Shodhana

by Portland Helmich Lately, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends—working a full-time job while supplementing my income with writing, acting, and voiceover work. I find myself driving hither and yon for meetings and gigs on top of my commute, which is at least 45 minutes one way. Meanwhile, I try to get to […]

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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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