Tag Archives: asana
Posted on October 2nd, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Chakras and the Mind-Body Connection

Some years ago, I was lying on a massage table in a dimly lit, lavender-scented room while a massage therapist kneaded my neck. It hurt. The pain caused me to flinch over and over again. “Wow—you’re really tight,” she remarked. Massage therapists work with a lot of necks, so I knew her comment meant my […]

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Posted on October 1st, 2014 by in Yoga

Finding the Yoga Teacher for You

by Amy Ippoliti There’s a reason why more and more doctors are recommending that their patients practice yoga. When yoga is performed safely, with awareness, it can help many common disorders and maladies, assist people to feel more alive in their bodies, maintain function, decrease health-care costs, and help us navigate physical and emotional circumstances. […]

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Posted on September 10th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Asana as Meditation

Today, many yoga classes focus on postures and skip meditation in favor of Savasana (Corpse pose) or a quick om. But asana was originally intended to warm up the body in preparation for seated meditation. At Kripalu, the daily 4:15 p.m. yoga class includes 90 minutes of postures and 30 minutes of silent, unguided meditation. […]

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Posted on September 1st, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh: Yoga Instructors Share Their Secrets

by Sarajean Rudman Keeping your yoga teaching fresh and inspired is not only great for your students, it’s essential for you. Your students can sense when you’re feeling stagnant, just as they can tell when you’re passionate about what you’re doing, and they will reflect that energy back to you. When planning for a yoga […]

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Posted on June 11th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Regaining Balance

A Kripalu Yoga teacher and cancer survivor gets back on her paddleboard by Natalie Smith Waking up in the hospital, I couldn’t do anything for myself. Even breathing was a chore. I had just undergone a bilateral mastectomy to treat breast cancer, and I felt frustrated and powerless. Before my illness, I was a Kripalu […]

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Posted on June 7th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga to Balance Mood: Two Easy Practices

by Amy Weintraub There are specific yoga practices that can help lift the mood and sustain a positive outlook. Here are two practices to balance mood. Smiling Heart Pose This simple restorative pose, recommended in my book Yoga for Depression, helps calm the nervous system and build energy. Place two folded blankets, a bolster, or […]

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Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Yoga

I Hate Yoga, I Love Yoga

Kripalu teacher Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) explains the benefits of committing to consistency.

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Posted on May 17th, 2014 by in Yoga

I’d Love to Do a Yoga Teacher Training, But …

A Kripalu Yoga Teacher Dispels the Myths Are you a dedicated yoga practitioner who’s thinking about enrolling in a teacher training program—but you’re questioning if it’s the right choice for you? Maybe you can’t do a headstand, or not sure if you’re teacher material? Perhaps you’re wondering if anyone older than age 35 is teaching […]

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