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Posted on May 3rd, 2014 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

From the Mat to the Clinic: Yoga Enters Mainstream Medicine

by Bess Hochstein At tax time, I go through my records (basically a box of receipts), and pull one out and set it aside. It’s a receipt for yoga classes and, thanks to my forward-thinking health insurance plan, I get reimbursed for the cost. That’s a relatively new-to-me benefit. Gym memberships have commonly been reimbursable […]

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Posted on April 30th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

Nine Yoga Poses to Balance Your Kapha

By Sarajean Rudman Ayurveda recognizes three doshas, or humors—vata, pitta, and kapha—that make up our bodily constitutions in different combinations. We each have a unique makeup of these doshas in different quantities. Kapha dosha, a combination of the elements of earth and water, rules the springtime. The main seat of kapha in the body is […]

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Posted on April 29th, 2014 by in Yoga

Heart Wisdom and Kundalini Yoga

When I first moved to Los Angeles a few years ago, I started taking a writing class with a teacher who wanted us to start the class as centered and alert as possible. Before we began writing, she’d have one of her students lead us in Kundalini Yoga, one of the more spiritual styles of […]

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Posted on April 26th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

The Geography of Emotion

By Erin Casperson A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us […]

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Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by in Ask the Expert, Meditation, Yoga

The How, What, and Why of Meditation

In this edition of Ask the Expert, Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds. faculty members for the Kripalu School of Yoga, share their wisdom on the topic of meditation. There are so many people right now who are practicing yoga consistently. But the practice of meditation on a regular basis can reap great rewards. How important […]

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Posted on April 17th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Embracing Beginner’s Mind

by Janet Arnold-Grych One of my favorite stories about yogic luminary B.K.S. Iyengar is that, decades into teaching and practicing, he continued to tell his students that he hadn’t yet perfected Mountain pose. Mountain pose, for a man who did headstands into his 80s, was probably not physically challenging. But Iyengar knew that asserting mastery […]

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Posted on April 16th, 2014 by in Yoga

Trusting the Wisdom of Yoga

“When the mind is steady, we can see a little truth. When the mind is disturbed, we can’t see anything. Growth allows a portion of the mind to remain an objective witness even in the face of disturbance. This witness is always there, if one can keep a wakeful attitude.” —Swami Kripalu One of the […]

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Posted on April 14th, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Yoga in Schools Isn’t Just for Kids: How Teachers Benefit

By Jane Rosen Two years before the end of my 36-year career as an educator, I started practicing yoga and sharing it with my fourth-grade class. In those two years, I saw the profound effects of yoga on my students’ learning, the emotional climate of my classroom, my interactions with students, my satisfaction with teaching, […]

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