Tag Archives: pranayama
Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Balancing Breath: Harmonizing Yin and Yang with Nadi Shodhana

by Portland Helmich Lately, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends—working a full-time job while supplementing my income with writing, acting, and voiceover work. I find myself driving hither and yon for meetings and gigs on top of my commute, which is at least 45 minutes one way. Meanwhile, I try to get to […]

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Posted on July 28th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Meditation

Stay Cool with Sheetali Pranayama

Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Larissa Hall Carlson shares a breathing practice to refresh both the physical body and the mental body. Stay cool during these hot summer months and cultivate time to find balance.

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Posted on June 9th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

The Ayurvedic Office

By Sarajean Rudman For those of us who work in office settings, spending eight or more hours a day sitting still in front of a screen can leave us out of balance, overstimulated, and disconnected from the rhythms of nature. But don’t worry, there’s hope! Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to […]

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Posted on May 10th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

The Brain-Body Connection

by Tresca Weinstein We all know that regular exercise is good for your body—turns out it’s good for your brain, too. A recent study compared the creative thinking ability of participants who had just exercised with a control group who hadn’t, and found that those who’d worked out came up with more possible solutions to […]

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Posted on May 6th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

10 Ways to Beat Allergies with Ayurveda

By Sarajean Rudman ‘Tis the season … for sneezin’! As plants start to bud and flowers to pollinate, and we throw open our windows for spring cleaning, we find ourselves confronted with seemingly benign substances floating through the air, spelling discomfort for those of us who suffer from allergies. What exactly are allergies? Why do […]

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Posted on April 16th, 2014 by in Yoga

Trusting the Wisdom of Yoga

One of the hallmarks of Kripalu Yoga is its emphasis on witness consciousness, the ability to observe what’s occurring without reaction or judgment.  This theme ran through the early-morning Moderate Yoga class I took with Kripalu Yoga teacher and faculty member Janna Delgado during a recent weekend at Kripalu. Janna says that her aim when […]

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Posted on April 5th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Observing Weight through Witness Consciousness

Often, a client comes to me wanting to lose weight, plops down in my office, and says, “When I’m good, I eat this, and when I’m bad, I eat that.” This report reminds me to pause, breathe, and prepare to dive into paradigm shifting. I invite the individual to consider a framework in which he […]

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Posted on March 26th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

From Doing to Being

I’ve always been a doer. Not one to wait for things to come to me, I’m the type to take action, pick up the phone, initiate the project, ask the guy out rather than wait to be asked. It’s a worthwhile trait that’s created opportunities for me, but it can also be exhausting. I feel […]

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