Tag Archives: mindfulness
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 August 31st, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

A Moment for Summer

Take a moment of stillness to celebrate the beauty that is summer. As we let go and head into a new season, set your intention for gratitude and awareness.

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Posted on August 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Meditation, Words from the Wise

Breaking Free Of Our Daily Addictions

We live in a culture predicated on our addictions to things like coffee, sugar, our cell phones, checking e-mail, and plain old busyness. “From a Buddhist perspective, all beings are addicted, and that manifests in different ways,” says author Noah Levine, a founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Noah knows a thing […]

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Posted on August 10th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Calm

Take a moment of calm stillness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on August 4th, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Six Keys to Staying Centered in a Vigorous Yoga Class

Even when you feel ready to go deeper in your yoga practice, classes that are labeled “advanced,” “Level 3,” or “vigorous” can feel intimidating. So how can you play your edge and also stay safe in your body when you find yourself in a more challenging practice? Here are six ways to stay centered when […]

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Posted on July 12th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Practicing Progress, Not Perfection

As an early adolescent, I spent a lot of time looking at Vogue magazine. I was especially taken by Brooke Shields and her high-fashion spreads. She and I were the same age, yet she had pencil-thin legs and a mostly flat chest. By age 13, my body was already quite developed. I looked years older […]

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Posted on July 9th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Finding Meaning in Midlife

In this edition of Ask the Expert, clinical psychologist Maria Sirois, PsyD, who teaches the Kripalu Healthy Living program Rejuvenate and Reclaim Life After 40, talks about the challenges and opportunities of midlife—and how mindfulness can make all the difference. Q Can practicing yoga and meditation help us live longer, healthier lives? A Research shows […]

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Posted on July 7th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Mindfulness for Introverts

by Arnie Kozak These days, there’s a growing consciousness about the value of introversion. Introverts are awakening to their style of being and at the same time can pursue awakening with mindfulness as a way to embrace the introverted life fully. Many introverts, myself among them, have felt devalued in the face of extrovert culture. […]

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