Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Building Courage Muscles

As a student in Kripalu’s Certificate in Positive Psychology program, I learned about something called self-perception theory. Developed by social psychologist Daryl Bem, the theory states that we form beliefs about ourselves by watching our behaviors, just as we form beliefs about others by watching theirs. We may therefore think of ourselves as confident after […]

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Posted on October 21st, 2013 by in Relationships

The Yoga of Partnership

This fall and winter, invited presenters at Kripalu seem to be arriving in pairs. We figured that teachers who are partners in life as well as work would have a few pearls of wisdom to share about how to keep the home fires burning—particularly since many of their programs focus on love and intimacy. So […]

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Posted on October 20th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

A Moment of Mindfulness

Take a moment of mindfulness to pause, to breathe, and to exhale. As we let go and head into a new day, set your intention for self-awareness, mindfulness, and inquiry.

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Posted on October 19th, 2013 by in Outside Our Walls

Showing Up Just the Way We Are

by Rochelle Jewell Twelve years ago, I met an amazing child—now a young woman—named Samantha. Samantha has Down’s syndrome. She has been a friend to my daughter, the daughter of my best friend, and a huge part of my life and extended family. I have watched her grow, struggle, and grow some more. For many […]

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Posted on October 18th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Banana-Berry Smoothie

In addition to the unbeatable taste combination of banana and berries, walnuts offer anti-inflammatory fat, and a bit of plant protein will help keep you sated through the morning. This week, our Kripalu Recipe is a tasty nutrition-packed vegetarian/vegan smoothie to jump-start your day. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves 2–3. Ingredients 1 cup fresh or […]

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Posted on October 17th, 2013 by in Meditation

Meditation: A Dance Between You and Life

Meditation is a dance between you and life—a rhythm of body, breath, nature, emotion, infinite space, and everything in between. It’s an unfolding of what you are, what you came from, and what you’re becoming. The point is not to achieve a particular experience—the point is to recognize more of what you already are: unique, […]

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Posted on October 16th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Ayurveda and the Perfect Poop

Let’s be honest. Few things are as important to our sense of happiness as a good bowel movement. So what can we do to ensure daily success at the porcelain altar? Here are the steps I learned in Ayurveda school, and they don’t require a trip to the doctor or even to CVS—though you may […]

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Posted on October 15th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

The Path of Radical Acceptance

By Tara Brach Mohini was a regal white tiger who lived for many years at the Washington DC National Zoo. For most of those years her home was in the old lion house—a typical twelve-by-twelve-foot cage with iron bars and a cement floor. Mohini spent her days pacing restlessly back and forth in her cramped […]

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