Posted on September 11th, 2013 by in Yoga

The Beginners Guide to Kirtan and Mantra

By Shannon Sexton Across the country and around the world, yoga practitioners are chanting the names of God in foreign tongues including Sanskrit, Hindi, and Gurmukhi. They’re even chanting in English. And they’re taking kirtan out of the temples and the yoga studios, and into dance halls, universities, cathedrals, and other unexpected places. In the […]

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Posted on September 10th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Confessions of a Fanilow

by Lara Tupper Long before I’d heard the term “codependence,” I had an unbalanced relationship with an older man I idolized beyond all sense of reason. I was five years old. He wrote the songs that made the young girls sing. He had no idea who I was and still, for more years than I […]

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Posted on September 9th, 2013 by in Life Lessons

The Truth About Lying

Telling lies—to ourselves or to others—makes us feel icky, causes stress, and saps us of endless energy. In a recent edition of Goop, Dr. Habib Sadeghi talks about the importance of honesty. Habib, founder of Be Hive of Healing, says that if we’re not honest with ourselves, we’ll never be honest with others. Dishonesty isn’t […]

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Posted on September 8th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

A Quiet Moment

Take a quiet moment to pause, to reflect, and to exhale. As we head into a new day, set your intention for self-awareness, connection, and inquiry.

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Posted on September 7th, 2013 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

Turning Point: Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes, PsyD, E-RYT 500, is a clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, and integrative yoga therapist whose background includes training in biopsychology, behavioral medicine, sleep disorders, and stress management. Founder of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, Bo conducts teacher trainings and workshops internationally, and is the author of Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Relieve Anxiety and […]

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Posted on September 6th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Raw Chocolate Granola

September—the beginning of fall and the new school year—always signals new beginnings, so this week our Kripalu Recipe offers a healthy breakfast item to start your day. Raw chocolate granola—think Cocoa Puffs gone wildly healthy and natural—is not only a great breakfast cereal but is also wonderful as an afternoon snack or stirred into organic […]

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Posted on September 5th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

The Sleep-Exercise Link

We’ve all been there: tossing and turning in the middle of the night, watching the minutes on the clock creep ever so slowly forward as we ache for least four or five hours of shut-eye before we have to start the day. It’s agony but, for insomniacs, it’s all too commonplace. You might think the […]

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Posted on September 4th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Mindfulness for A Happier, Healthy Brain—and Life

Dr. Dan Siegel, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, has taken the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, or awareness, and tied it to the science of the brain. As a medical student, Dan found his professors taught medicine as if the mind didn’t exist. Frustrated by the lack of integration in […]

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