Tag Archives: relationships
Posted on November 29th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Finding Fellow Travelers on the Journey

by Reyna Eisenstark Many years ago, one summer, I took a bike trip for five days through Vermont. When I think about that trip, it’s never the actual riding I remember. It’s how all of us would arrive at our inn each afternoon, exhausted, filthy, and starving, and sit there eating huge plates of food […]

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Posted on November 26th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Appreciation and Looking for the Good

While any time of year is a fine time to practice gratitude, this season seems to lend itself especially well to the acknowledgement of our blessings. Senior Scholar-in-Residence and Kripalu Ambassador Stephen Cope says that year’s end is actually “a very good time to embrace contemplation and introspection, and to ponder the many gifts we […]

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Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Difference between Empathy and Enmeshment

by Karla McLaren I’ve spent a lifetime exploring how empathy works, how it goes awry, and how we can create a ground for self-care and self-empathy in our everyday lives. Here’s how I define empathy: Empathy is a social and emotional skill that helps you feel and understand the emotions, circumstances, and needs of others, […]

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Posted on October 15th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Secret to Creating a Resilient Life

One of the common myths about resilience is that some people are simply born with it, while the rest of us aren’t. The good news is that anyone can build the skills necessary to cope and even thrive in difficult times. The first step is recognizing that resilience is a choice,” explains Kripalu faculty member Maria […]

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Posted on September 30th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Power of Connection to Heal Trauma

by Peter Levine, PhD Trauma is about broken connections. Connection is broken with the body/self, family, friends, community, nature, and spirit. Healing trauma is about restoring these connections. Some years ago, I had the privilege of teaching at the Hopi Guidance Center located at Second Mesa, Arizona. I teach my work by using direct personal […]

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Posted on September 29th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Four Little Words to Live By

by Tresca Weinstein For some people, it’s “What would Jesus do?” For some, it’s “Do unto others …” or “Live and let live.” The wise words I return to again and again are “Permission to be human.” I first heard that phrase from Tal Ben-Shahar, in the Certificate in Positive Psychology program at Kripalu. Tal […]

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Posted on September 13th, 2014 by in Relationships

Relationships as Spiritual Practice

Not long ago, a student asked me, “What do you think has been the most healing experience of your yoga practice?” The question gave me pause. My mind started scrolling through a list of my favorite practices. Was it nadi shodhana? Asana? Meditation? My experience of Ayurveda? Slightly stumped, I replied that it was probably […]

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Posted on September 11th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Meditation

Bhakti: The Practice of Love

by Lorin Roche Lorin Roche’s book The Radiance Sutras is a contemporary interpretation of the 112 contemplative meditations known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, one of the earliest teachings on yoga meditation. The first written version appeared in Kashmir around 800 AD, and was likely handed down orally for generations before that. In this excerpt, […]

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