Posted on November 7th, 2013 by in Yoga

Women, Flexibility, and Injury Prevention

The popular belief is that women have more of an advantage than men in yoga because they tend to be more flexible, but could that benefit also be a liability when it comes to potential injuries? According to a recent article in the New York Times, a 2008 study at the University of Berne, in […]

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Posted on November 6th, 2013 by in Yoga

Born to Do Yoga

by Seth Rogovoy When I was about eight years old, my uncle took a look at the way I was sitting cross-legged and asked me if I could adjust myself so that both of my feet rested on the opposite knees. “You mean like this?” I said, and swung my legs out and up, without […]

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Posted on November 5th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Five Reasons I Take Retreats

by Renée Peterson Trudeau I grew up watching my parents go on meditation and spiritual retreats, beginning in the early 1970s. I wasn’t really sure what happened during these periods when we were left to fend with the other parent, but I do remember how peaceful, grounded, and loving they were when they returned from […]

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Posted on November 4th, 2013 by in Teachers Corner

Yoga, Seva, and Naps

with Micah Mortali, Director of the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda What brought you to your current role at Kripalu? I came to Kripalu for teacher training in 2004. After graduation, I went back to my life in outdoor education, but something in me had shifted dramatically, and I knew I had to come […]

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Posted on November 3rd, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Breathe

Take a moment to pause, to breathe, and to exhale into the day.

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Posted on November 2nd, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner

The Five Stages of the Creative Path

For a long time now, a handful of my close friends have been telling me that I should write a book. “You’re such a good storyteller, Portland,” my friend Molly frequently says. “You’ve got a book in you,” my friend Eden often reminds me. “I wish you’d write your stories down.” But I haven’t. I’ve […]

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Posted on November 1st, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Cranberry-Mandarin Muffins

One of three fruits native to North America (the other two are the blueberry and the Concord grape), cranberries are chock-full of health benefits. They contain proanthocyanidins, which help prevent the adhesion of bacteria associated with urinary tract infections, and emerging studies show that they also help inhibit bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach […]

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Posted on October 31st, 2013 by in Yoga

How My Yoga Practice Got Me Hired

I’ve applied and interviewed for many jobs. There have been the “bread jobs,” as my acting teachers called them (those that are all about the paycheck); acting gigs; teaching jobs; and an array of others. Recently, I’ve found myself in two job interviews in which the subject of yoga arose. I believe it was those […]

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