Yoga

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

Posted on March 1st, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Yoga in Schools: Phys Ed for the 21st Century

From Encinitas, California, to Baltimore, Maryland, educators, legislators, and activists are doing their part to bring yoga into the schools. We’ve seen this movement growing and Kripalu is working with school educators and wellness experts to help share the calming effects of yoga to children and adolescents. Through learning breathing practices, yoga postures, deep relaxation, […]

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Posted on February 24th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga to Harmonize with the Season

by Jillian Pransky Winter is nature’s time of hibernation, retreat, and contraction. As winter’s cold, wet, dark, and heavy qualities increase around us, they grow within us as well. Winter demands that we move inward for rest and replenishment, just as the earth stops producing in order to build a new reserve and be bountiful […]

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Posted on February 19th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Power of Love: A Q&A with Krishna Das

by Shannon Sexton Kirtan master Krishna Das is coming off a great year: His Live Ananda CD was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Age Album; a documentary about his spiritual journey, One Track Heart, screened in theaters last fall; and he’s releasing a new album, Kirtan Wallah, the first to be released on […]

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Posted on January 30th, 2014 by in Yoga

Meditation, Resistance, and the Practice of Compassion

by Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) When I’m sitting with a group of people who are brand-new to meditation, I ask them to close their eyes and call out words that come to mind when they think of meditating. Often they come up with words like bliss, ecstasy, no thoughts. And then there’s one person in the […]

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Posted on January 28th, 2014 by in Yoga

Why Yoga Increases Feelings of Connection

While many people turn to yoga to reduce stress, an equal number go to yoga class in order to experience a greater sense of connection—with themselves and with each other. We come in to class feeling separate, disconnected, even resentful (Why did she put her mat so close to mine?). We leave smiling, warmed by […]

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Posted on January 23rd, 2014 by in Words from the Wise, Yoga

The Second Pillar: “Do It Full Out”

An excerpt from The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling In his new book, the Director of Kripalu’s Institute of Extraordinary Living uses Krishna and Arjuna’s dialogue in the Bhagavad Gita, as well as the stories of “ordinary” and “extraordinary” lives as lenses through which to explore […]

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Posted on January 18th, 2014 by in Yoga

Skipping out on Savasana

By Jennifer Lang Eighteen years ago last September, I went to my first yoga class in my native Oakland, California. It was a two-hour class on a Wednesday morning with Rodney Yee, and it was packed. I enjoyed the challenge, the opening of the body, and the lengthening of my muscles. Until the end. “Lie […]

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Posted on January 16th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga as a Language of Peace

By Jennifer Lang The group of teenagers is sprawled out around me on the grass. They’re laughing and smiling, happy to be at the park in early June on a Friday morning, their day off from school, on one of their group’s last get-togethers. “Okay, turn to someone near you who is not from your […]

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