Tag Archives: mental health
Posted on June 30th, 2014 by in Yoga

Befriending Your Body: How Yoga Helps Heal Trauma

A Q&A with Bessel van der Kolk Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose work attempts to integrate mind, brain, body, and social connections to understand and treat trauma. A frequent Kripalu presenter, he is a professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine; director of the Complex Trauma Treatment Network, […]

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Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by in Yoga

Mornings and the Unfolding of Grace

By Janet Arnold-Grych There’s something magical about mornings, particularly spring mornings. The soft blush of light and the easeful rhythm feel replete with grace. In his commentary on the Yoga Sutra, Swami Satchidananda noted that before sunrise, specifically between 4:00 and 6:00 am, is Brahmamuhurta, or Brahmic time, an auspicious period ripe with a unique energy. […]

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Posted on March 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Five Lifestyle Practices for Creating a Thriving Relationship

By Prana Regina Barrett My husband Rene and I have been together 17 years now.  Friends often look to us as the couple who has made it work and are still truly happy together.  I’m glad that we can be that model for others but, most of all, I’m grateful for our 17-year partnership.  Rene […]

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Posted on March 1st, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Yoga in Schools: Phys Ed for the 21st Century

From Encinitas, California, to Baltimore, Maryland, educators, legislators, and activists are doing their part to bring yoga into the schools. We’ve seen this movement growing and Kripalu is working with school educators and wellness experts to help share the calming effects of yoga to children and adolescents. Through learning breathing practices, yoga postures, deep relaxation, […]

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Posted on December 11th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

Flexing Your Mental Muscles

We all know that exercise can help keep our bodies strong and healthy, but can it affect brain function as well? A recent story on NPR highlights research that explores the benefits of physical exercise for mental wellness. Among the findings, scientists have discovered that exercise can contribute to everything from relieving depression to alleviating […]

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Posted on December 1st, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Tranquility

Take a moment of tranquility to breathe. As we head into a new day, set your intention for awareness, compassion, and ease.

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Posted on July 29th, 2013 by in Yoga

Yoga to Heal the Healer

Kelly Brooks, guest blogger Stressed out on the job? You’re not alone: 83 percent of Americans feel pressure from work, according to a recent Work Stress Survey. Among the most stressful occupations are doctors, nurses, therapists, and others at the front lines of health care. “These are super-stressful jobs with long hours, unpredictable schedules, and […]

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Posted on April 29th, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Meditation

Your Brain on Mindfulness Meditation

One of the most well-known and utilized tools in meditation and yoga is the practice of self-observation without judgment, or mindfulness. Swami Kripalu called self-observation without judgment “the highest form of spiritual practice.” Likewise, if you go to any yoga or meditation class you‘re likely to hear words like mindfulness and nonjudgmental awareness repeated throughout […]

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