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

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by in Yoga

Yoga Assists and the Power of Connection

by Alanna Kaivalya  We are not a touchy-feely culture. When we greet someone we don’t know well, we typically nod and smile, or maybe shake hands. How many people do you hug on a daily basis? How often do you experience physical touch given with intention and caring? I had a student who came to […]

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Posted on September 11th, 2013 by in Yoga

The Beginners Guide to Kirtan and Mantra

By Shannon Sexton Across the country and around the world, yoga practitioners are chanting the names of God in foreign tongues including Sanskrit, Hindi, and Gurmukhi. They’re even chanting in English. And they’re taking kirtan out of the temples and the yoga studios, and into dance halls, universities, cathedrals, and other unexpected places. In the […]

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Posted on September 7th, 2013 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

Turning Point: Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes, PsyD, E-RYT 500, is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, and integrative yoga therapist whose background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. Founder of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, Bo conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, and is the author of Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Relieve Anxiety and […]

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Posted on August 28th, 2013 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

The Way to Wellness

Centuries-old Ayurvedic practices may be the key to better health in the here and now. by Rachel Strutt About a year ago, my friend Gareth introduced me to “swamp juice,” a smoothie of sorts that he’d invented using spinach, apples, and almond milk. Gareth cheerily told me he hadn’t been sick in four years as […]

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Posted on August 8th, 2013 by in Yoga

Maya Breuer brings Roots, Rhythm, and Soul to Kripalu

When Maya Breuer first discovered Kripalu in the 1980s, she felt as if she was home —“like I had been here before,” she recalls. “The yoga and the compassion I encountered felt familiar on such a deep level that I intuitively knew this was a place where I could heal.” In the 25 years since, […]

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Posted on August 6th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Growing My Own Roots

The other day I walked past an enormous tree that frames the entrance to a busy hotel. I was struck by the size and length of the roots that extended outward from the trunk and into the earth. This impressive hardwood was so solid and deeply rooted. No blustery winds would have shaken it; it […]

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Posted on August 5th, 2013 by in Yoga

Yoga in the Schools

Kat Olson, guest blogger One of the biggest perks of my yearlong internship with the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) program (an initiative of Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL)) is the fieldwork—going into our participating schools to interact with the kids, and working side-by-side with our amazing teachers and researchers. This past January, […]

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Posted on August 3rd, 2013 by in Yoga

Sizing Up: Yoga for Larger Bodies

by Bess Hochstein, guest blogger It’s an all-too-familiar scenario: Someone I meet for the first time is surprised to learn that I have a serious Ashtanga Yoga practice, simply because I don’t look like a svelte “yoga babe.” I’ve got curves, and I do yoga, and I’m fine with that, but even after decades of […]

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