Yoga

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

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers: A Q&A with John Douillard

John Douillard, director of the LifeSpa Ayurvedic Health Center in Boulder, Colorado, is a faculty member for the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. He joins Larissa Hall Carlson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, to teach the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training module Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching: Balancing the Doshas, June 19–28. […]

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Posted on April 8th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Conscious Living, Nutrition, Yoga

Spring Awakening: Practices for the Season of Blossoming

Spring is just around the corner! Can you feel it? After the long winter (especially here in the Northeast), it sometimes feels like a mad dash to the finish line when the first hints of spring stirs in the atmosphere. Yoga and Ayurveda teach us to be fully present and engaged as we shift seasons […]

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Posted on April 1st, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

Yoga and Ayurveda Go Prime Time

You can’t have drama without conflict, which means that a world filled with peace, love, and understanding might not make for very exciting television. The characters on most prime-time TV shows typically face more challenges in one season than the rest of us (with luck) will encounter in a lifetime. And they rarely seem to […]

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Posted on March 30th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Finding Sanctuary in Kripalu Yoga

by Micah Mortali It was the darkest time of my life. I was a 26-year-old therapeutic wilderness counselor for at-risk youth, living in the rugged mountains of North Carolina with a group of 10 boys, ages 11 to 17. The winter had been cold, our shelters weren’t insulated, and the group dynamics were dysfunctional, to […]

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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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