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. The practice of meditation on a regular basis can reap great rewards. How important is meditation as part of the yogic path? Jashoda The practices of hatha […]

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Posted on April 21st, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Living in a Shame-Free Body

I recently read an article about our nation’s obsession with body image and how it manifests itself in unhealthy ways—for example, on television shows such as The Biggest Loser. In the article, the writer talks about how we judge ourselves and others for being overweight, yet find it impossible to climb our way out of […]

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Posted on April 20th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Stillness

Take a moment of stillness to pause and to breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on April 19th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Five Ways to Dance with Life

What does it mean to dance with life? When we dance with life, we take energy in and give it back to the world in a graceful exchange. We engage with every aspect of life, at every moment, with every breath. Here are five practices to take you deeper into the dance. 1. Celebrate who […]

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Posted on April 18th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Maple-Walnut Scones

This scone recipe is from our recipe book Kripalu Breakfast: Savory and Sweet. These scones are a delicious vegan treat that will satisfy omnivores as well. And they offer benefits beyond taste, since they include nutrient-dense ingredients like walnuts, soy, and rolled oats. Makes 12 scones 1 cup cold non-hydrogenated shortening ¼ cup soy or […]

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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

One of the hallmarks of Kripalu Yoga is its emphasis on witness consciousness, the ability to observe what’s occurring without reaction or judgment.  This theme ran through the early-morning Moderate Yoga class I took with Kripalu Yoga teacher and faculty member Janna Delgado during a recent weekend at Kripalu. Janna says that her aim when […]

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Posted on April 15th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

One Bite at a Time

It’s Friday morning and I’m on the scale. I weigh myself on Fridays—more frequently than that potentially feeds my obsession with my weight, but anything less than that tends to close me off in denial. I’m on the scale, and I’m not happy with the numbers. When my dog, Lucy, died a few months ago, […]

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