Yoga

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

Posted on October 1st, 2014 by in Yoga

Finding the Yoga Teacher for You

by Amy Ippoliti There’s a reason why more and more doctors are recommending that their patients practice yoga. When yoga is performed safely, with awareness, it can help many common disorders and maladies, assist people to feel more alive in their bodies, maintain function, decrease health-care costs, and help us navigate physical and emotional circumstances. […]

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Posted on September 27th, 2014 by in Yoga

Getting Back on the Mat After Injury

By Bess Hochstein I used to be an Ashtanga warrior. It’s not for nothing that Beryl Bender Birch called her book on Ashtanga Power Yoga; during the heyday of my practice, I felt powerful and invincible every morning when I hit the mat. As someone who started yoga later in life, near 40, I recognized […]

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Posted on September 25th, 2014 by in Outside Our Walls, Yoga

Compassionate Warrior

A combat veteran charts a new course as a yoga teacher by J.L. Pizarro I never believed anything bad could happen to me. I was raised in a middle-class suburb near San Juan, Puerto Rico. I was going to be a doctor, just as my parents wanted me to. As a pre-med student, I had […]

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Posted on September 10th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Asana as Meditation

Today, many yoga classes focus on postures and skip meditation in favor of Savasana (Corpse pose) or a quick om. But asana was originally intended to warm up the body in preparation for seated meditation. At Kripalu, the daily 4:15 p.m. yoga class includes 90 minutes of postures and 30 minutes of silent, unguided meditation. […]

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Posted on September 4th, 2014 by in Ask the Expert, Yoga

Yoga, Anatomy, and the Art of Connection

In this edition of Ask the Expert, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty member Michelle Dalbec discusses how anatomy affects your yoga practice, how yoga translates off the mat, and what to be aware of when starting a home practice. Q Does anatomy really affect what postures we can do, or does our mastery of postures […]

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Posted on September 1st, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh: Yoga Instructors Share Their Secrets

by Sarajean Rudman Keeping your yoga teaching fresh and inspired is not only great for your students, it’s essential for you. Your students can sense when you’re feeling stagnant, just as they can tell when you’re passionate about what you’re doing, and they will reflect that energy back to you. When planning for a yoga […]

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Posted on August 27th, 2014 by in Outside Our Walls, Yoga

Family Yoga and Finding Your Own Way

by Zac Hills-Bonczyk My mom was the first family member to become a Kripalu Yoga teacher. She completely immersed herself in the yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle after her cancer diagnosis and during her subsequent recovery. After completing the 200-hour training, Mom plunged straight into the 500-hour, and started a yoga studio in our house. Word […]

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Posted on August 25th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga Research: The Power of Possibility

Nine years ago, we at Kripalu made an exciting decision: to undertake a serious yoga research program. It all began with a chance meeting. I was attending the opening dinner celebrating Harvard’s new program in Asian Medicine and Healing, and had an opportunity to chat with Sat Bir S. Khalsa—a Harvard professor with a reputation […]

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