Posted on April 25th, 2013 by in Yoga

The ABCs of Yoga

Shakta Khalsa gives kids tools for life. Yoga for children, says teacher trainer Shakta Khalsa, isn’t just a scaled-down version of yoga for adults—it’s a whole different animal. For example, a teacher might lead postures by asking children to “make a mountain” with their bodies (that would be Downward Facing Dog) or become a “fearless […]

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Posted on April 24th, 2013 by in Nutrition

Un-Junk Your Food

Maryelaine “Mel” Sotos, MS, RD, LDN, Kripalu nutritionist and guest blogger All calories are not created equal. Some self-proclaimed weight-loss experts and personal trainers might argue with that statement (an image of a buff drill sergeant–like trainer on a popular prime-time show comes to mind), but no matter who or how famous my critics may […]

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Posted on April 23rd, 2013 by in Teachers Corner

The Art of Dynamic Language

An excerpt from the guide “Dynamic Language and Heart Opening Themes” on Danny Arguetty’s website: Nourish Your Light. When we, as teachers, use varied language, creative words, and clear instructions, there is a more complete quality to the practice at hand. Our language supports students in remaining more present to their own internal experience while […]

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Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by in Healthy Living

The Joy of Eating

Almost right away, our teacher asks us to draw a “memorable food experience.” Nothing gets adults past their fear of anything, even drawing, faster than food. Gripping crayons passed around in paper cups, we sketch elaborate Thanksgiving tables, giant pots of comforting stew, and quite a few lobsters. When our teacher, Kripalu nutritionist Kathie Madonna […]

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Posted on April 21st, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Quiet

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

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Posted on April 20th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Transformation the Kripalu Way

When he first attended the Energy Intensive at Kripalu seven years ago, David Ellner was living the life he’d thought he always wanted. As the CFO of a $400-million entertainment corporation, he had money, power, prestige, and an impressive title. “I thought those were the goals,” he recalls. “I was working 60-hour weeks, and when […]

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Posted on April 18th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Selfless Service—A Reflection on Boston

Micah Mortali, guest blogger As I write this, it’s April 16, 2013, less than 24 hours since two explosives ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon leaving three dead and more than 100 people injured. I sat in my bed last night poring through the news on my iPad and I came across raw […]

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Posted on April 17th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Finding Peace in Life’s Most Difficult Moments

In this video, Tara shares an emotional story of how meditation helps her find refuge as she learns to live with a genetic disease. (4:13) Jennifer Mattson, guest blogger Tara Brach charts a path to true refuge “Yoga is seeing life the way it is.” — Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras In her latest book, True Refuge: […]

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