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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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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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