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 […]
Take a moment of peace to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness. By starting each day from a solid foundation of calm, we can be more useful to the community, to our families, and to each other. Breathe.
by Shannon Sexton Fierce. Kind. Creative. Iconical. These are some of the words used to describe B. K. S. Iyengar, who until his passing on August 20 in Pune, India, was regarded to be one of the greatest living yoga masters. Why? Because back in the 1950s—long before 20 million Americans were practicing yoga and […]
Besides being delicious, asparagus is good for your brain. In a study at Tufts University, adults with healthy levels of folate (found in asparagus as well as leafy greens) performed better on tests measuring cognitive function. Asparagus also has loads of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins—as well as flavor. This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a zesty […]
by Kevin Griffin Both Buddhism and the Twelve Steps present our spiritual journey as a process, a movement from pain and confusion to happiness and wisdom. The process they describe is not, I think, unique to either of them, but reflects each tradition’s attempt to solve the human riddle of suffering. As such, I think […]
by Brett Bevell Energy healing is for everyone, because it is inexpensive, universal, and unlimited. It can effect positive change for anyone on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. It can release stress, or—as Chinese medicine has known for centuries through acupuncture—restore vitality and balance to organs and systems of the body. It can be […]
by Dan Leven As I was sitting for meditation today, I met fear. I was looking for my breath—the rise and fall of my abdomen—to rest my attention on, and the fear showed up as a gripping sensation in my belly. My first reaction was to push it away. All I wanted was to feel […]
We live in a culture predicated on our addictions to things like coffee, sugar, our cell phones, checking e-mail, and plain old busyness. “From a Buddhist perspective, all beings are addicted, and that manifests in different ways,” says author Noah Levine, a founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Noah knows a thing […]