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

Posted on November 30th, 2013 by in Yoga

Yoga Far From Home

by Jennifer Lang “Hi jai kow,” the teacher repeated a few times with an up-and-down lilt in her voice. I had no idea what the words meant, but I looked at the woman on my left and imitated her. “Inhale and sit tall. Exhale, stay,” the teacher continued in halting English. She counted five breaths, […]

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Posted on November 23rd, 2013 by in Yoga

Kripalu Yoga in the Schools

Earlier this year, students from Pittsfield High School and educators from Monument Mountain Regional High School, both local schools, visited Kripalu and shared with us how the Yoga in the Schools program impacts their lives and their communities. The Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) program brings its evidence-based yoga curriculum to middle and high […]

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Posted on November 13th, 2013 by in Yoga

Practice as the Portal to Growth

Through the sincere, disciplined practice of yoga, we can each have a direct experience of ourselves and the world. Practice—whether it’s asana, mantra, meditation, or pranayama—can be the portal to this firsthand knowledge, giving us a deeper understanding of the ways in which we navigate through our daily lives. Rather than asking us to sign […]

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Posted on November 7th, 2013 by in Yoga

Women, Flexibility, and Injury Prevention

The popular belief is that women have more of an advantage than men in yoga because they tend to be more flexible, but could that benefit also be a liability when it comes to potential injuries? According to a recent article in the New York Times, a 2008 study at the University of Berne, in […]

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Posted on November 6th, 2013 by in Yoga

Born to Do Yoga

by Seth Rogovoy When I was about eight years old, my uncle took a look at the way I was sitting cross-legged and asked me if I could adjust myself so that both of my feet rested on the opposite knees. “You mean like this?” I said, and swung my legs out and up, without […]

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Posted on October 31st, 2013 by in Yoga

How My Yoga Practice Got Me Hired

I’ve applied and interviewed for many jobs. There have been the “bread jobs,” as my acting teachers called them (those that are all about the paycheck); acting gigs; teaching jobs; and an array of others. Recently, I’ve found myself in two job interviews in which the subject of yoga arose. I believe it was those […]

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Posted on October 28th, 2013 by in Yoga

There’s No Sound Like Om

Ommm. It’s often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you’ve heard it defined as “the sound of the universe”—but what does that really mean? Turns out, a lot—and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it’s not so easy to define. “It’s […]

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Posted on September 28th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Yoga of Recovery

Research shows that yoga, meditation, and mindfulness are powerful tools for recovery in healing from addiction. We asked three presenters who’ve experienced the impact of these practices to tell us about hitting bottom and the journey back. Aruni Nan Futuronsky has been on the Kripalu faculty for more than 20 years and developed the Kripalu […]

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