Yoga

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

Posted on July 26th, 2014 by in Yoga

Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether—and Yoga

By Julie Balter I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t take much for me to feel out of balance. Sure, I have a regular yoga practice (most of the time). Yes, I eat healthy, breath mindfully, and meditate deeply (some of the time). Over the years, I’ve also experimented with Ayurveda, acupuncture, and daily […]

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Posted on July 21st, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Meditation, Yoga

Meditation and the Art of Inclusive Awareness

Kripalu Yoga teacher Steven Leonard guides us in an inclusive meditation. Notice any tension in your body, as well as any areas of comfort, and breathe without needing to change or alter anything. Allow your mind to find balance in the spaciousness. Allow yourself to simply be—right here, right now.

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Posted on July 15th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

The Call Within

An excerpt from Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life by Shiva Rea The universe began in fire, an explosion so powerful that we are still basking in its radiance. Our very own bodies contain traces of elements that exploded outward to birth our galaxy at the moment of the […]

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Posted on July 10th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Healing Power of Yoga

by Sudha Carolyn Lundeen Statistics show that people in the United States and abroad are practicing yoga in ever-increasing numbers. Some call it a fad that will eventually fade away. Yet the profound physical and psychological benefits that so many experience lead me to think otherwise. As medical and yogic research expands, empirical evidence places […]

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Posted on July 5th, 2014 by in Yoga

Practicing Emotional Balance

Like many people I know, I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety at various points in my life. We’re not alone. The World Health Organization has stated that by the year 2030, depression and anxiety will be our number-one global disease burden, second only to AIDS. It’s a staggering statistic. To cope, some turn to psychotherapy […]

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Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Yoga

Sitting and Stretching: Your Back Will Thank You

Do you sit at a desk all day? The dangers of sitting have been in the news a lot lately, so practice self-care during the day by taking breaks to move. Kripalu Yoga Teacher Michelle Dalbec shares stretches for opening your hips and nurturing your lower back.

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Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Why It Took Me 10 Years to Chant Om

by Jennifer Lang When I first began practicing yoga almost two decades ago, there was little to no chanting in class. On a rare occasion, a teacher led a call-and-response or an “om.” Class after class, year after year, I bowed out. With my eyes closed, I sat and listened. Part of me envied my […]

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Posted on June 30th, 2014 by in Yoga

Befriending Your Body: How Yoga Helps Heal Trauma

A Q&A with Bessel van der Kolk Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose work attempts to integrate mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. A frequent Kripalu presenter, he is a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine; director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network, […]

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