Fatherhood, Low-Back Pain, and Immortality

Posted on June 17th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Fatherhood, Low-Back Pain, and Immortality

by Micah Mortali Before my wife and I had our first child, I had been a Kripalu Yoga teacher for about six years, and had been practicing yoga for a decade. I was passionate about my practice, and often woke before the sun and started my days diving deep within—with breath retentions and bandhas, followed […]

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Posted on June 15th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

The Pursuit of Happiness: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology for Lawyers

by Bruce Sherman Virtually every aspect of the practice of law, ranging from the personal well-being of lawyers to law school education to specific practice areas, can benefit from the practice of mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Lawyers are professional pessimists. They regulate their emotions in order to be effective. Too often, lawyers are in the […]

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Posted on June 12th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Avocado, Grapefruit, and Pumpkin Seed Salad

Summer’s almost here—time to roll out one of the Kripalu Kitchen’s more popular raw salads in celebration of the warm weather! Bring Kripalu into your kitchen with Simmer, the new iOS app that is part cooking resource and part social media site. Find and follow cooks you love, like Kripalu’s Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith. […]

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Posted on June 10th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

One with Nature: Nurturing Our Relationship with Plants

by Pam Montgomery Is it possible that we evolved from plants? Could we have cognitive functioning because of plants? Do we need a loving relationship with nature in order to thrive? Is it part of our birthright to communicate with plants? The answer to all these questions is yes. Plants provide us with all our […]

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Posted on June 8th, 2015 by in Yoga

Stress-Busting Yoga Tools for Teens

Being a teenager can be challenging, particularly when finals roll around—not to mention the stress of sports, parents, relationships, and your entire future looming before you with all its promise and potential pitfalls. Because yoga balances the autonomic nervous system and enhances integration of the brain, it can have an immediate positive impact—decreasing stress levels […]

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Posted on June 5th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Poached Salmon

There’s nothing fishy about Kripalu’s Poached Salmon. Bring Kripalu into your kitchen with Simmer, the new iOS app that is part cooking resource and part social media site. Find and follow cooks you love, like Kripalu’s Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith. Find out more about Simmer—the easy way to discover, create, and share recipes.

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Posted on June 3rd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Yoga and Groundation: Rituals for Reconnecting to Our Purpose

by Sienna Creasy Before reggae, ska, and rocksteady, there was Nyabinghi chant. The Jamaican Rastafarian culture of Jamaica combined these chants with ritual drumming to create a celebration known as groundation. Groundation expresses the connection of a culture to its roots and the connection of an individual to his or her tribe. It is a […]

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Posted on June 1st, 2015 by in Relationships, Yoga

Yoga to Strengthen the Mother-Daughter Bond

When I think of my mother in the years before multiple sclerosis confined her to a wheelchair, one image always comes to mind. It’s a memory of her, as a beautiful 40-something, standing outside her New York City hotel. She’s waving good-bye to me with tears in her eyes and I’m waving back with tears […]

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