Yoga

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

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

The Path of the Wounded Healer

The practice of yoga not only tones muscles, increases flexibility, and calms the mind, it can also help heal deep-seated wounds. Sometimes, the healing is so profound and transformative that we become inspired to help others navigate their own healing journeys. This is the path of the “wounded healer.” “A wounded healer is simply someone […]

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

The Art and Science of Yoga Nidra: A Q&A with Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu School of Yoga faculty member and the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Five Element Yoga. Her CD, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, has been the best-selling CD in the Kripalu Shop for years. We asked her to tell us about the benefits of yoga nidra, and why […]

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Yoga as a Tool for Self-Regulation

Over the last decade, there has been a growing amount of research on the benefits of yoga. Studies on yoga’s impact on cancer, pregnancy, depression, and anxiety—to name just a few—have allowed yoga to move from the periphery of health care toward increased respect from scientists, mental-health clinicians, and medical practitioners. Yet, to date, the […]

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Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

I Feel Your Pain: An Empath’s Guide to Staying Balanced

by Bo Forbes Do you often wonder which emotions are yours, and which belong to someone else? When people you care about are hurting, do you feel their pain so deeply that it’s hard to separate—even after they’re out of crisis mode? In relationships, do you donate so much of your own natural resources that […]

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Posted on January 19th, 2015 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Reading, Writing, and Yoga: Tips for Yoga Teachers Working with Children

by Jane Rosen When people learn that I teach yoga to children, they react in one of two ways. Some think it’s cute—children are so adorable, and how precious it is to teach them yoga. Others shrink back in horror, certain that my young students are hyperactive and unmanageable, grateful that they don’t have to […]

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Posted on December 24th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Teachers Corner, Words from the Wise, Yoga

The Teachings of Swami Kripalu

The Teachings of Swami Kripalu Swami Kripalu was a devoted yogi with an inquisitive mind who explored every facet of the yoga tradition. During his lifetime, he generated a large body of teachings that fall into two major categories: a universal set of teachings encouraging everyone to cultivate personal health, well-being, and a virtuous character; […]

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Posted on December 15th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Gift of Inner Listening

By bringing yoga to hearing-impaired students, Kripalu Yoga in the Schools teacher Genoveva Calvo Rey is helping them listen to the voice within. “It can be scary to ask a Deaf person to close their eyes, but it’s also an opportunity to practice pratyahara, or going inward,” says Genoveva, who teaches yoga at the Learning […]

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Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

They say the first step is the hardest one. When you’re an absolute beginner peering into a yoga studio, it’s not unusual to be intimidated by the contortions some people’s bodies are capable of—but it’s a myth that you need to be as flexible as a rubber band to get on the mat. On the […]

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