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Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Give Like a Yogi

The holidays can be challenging for those of us who want to celebrate the season of giving in a way that feels authentic, and doesn’t center on expensive gifts. How can we show appreciation for our loved ones in a mindful way that’s aligned with how we want to live our lives? Kripalu life, career, […]

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Posted on December 20th, 2012 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

How to Give Like a Yogi

You may be well along in your holiday gift shopping. But if you’re like me, buying gifts because the calendar says so feels a bit hollow—and you have therefore been dragging your heels. Here are some ways to make giving more meaningful.

Meaning kicks in when you give in a way that’s aligned with your values like, say: stepping lightly on the planet; supporting local and/or small businesses (a.k.a. people following their passions); helping those in need; giving experiences over stuff; tapping your creative juices instead of Amazon.com’s; and more. But it’s also important to stay mindful of the receiver: Just because you think your mom should do yoga, giving her a mat might read as unwelcome pressure.

That said, here are some conscious ways to give:

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