Larissa Hall Carlson
Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, guides retreats, directs trainings, and provides Ayurvedic consultations throughout the country. Each summer, she teaches yoga to reduce performance anxiety for the elite musicians of Tanglewood Music Center. She has taught courses for students at the Boston Conservatory, Juilliard School, Harvard, and Princeton. Larissa is the creator of three CDs, Meditative Yoga Flow, Ayurvedic Pranayama, and Pitta-Pacifying Yoga.
Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Self-Massage)
Stir Up the Prana: Kapalabhati for Kapha Balancing in Spring
Energizing breathing practices, such as Kapalabhati, the Skull-Shining Breath, are excellent for stimulating circulation—leaving you feeling warm, light, clear, and alert.
15-Minute Yoga Class with Larissa Hall Carlson
Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, leads a 15-minute class to energize your day.
Stoke Your Fire with Pranayama
Pranayama (breathing) practices are a great way to cultivate inner heat during the winter. Larissa Hall Carlson, a Kripalu Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Yoga...
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.
The Cooling Breath: Sheetali Pranayama to Balance Pitta in Summer
Try this practice at the hottest times of the day to leave the bodymind feeling spacious, calm, cool, and relaxed.
Kapha-Balancing Yoga Class with Larissa Hall Carlson
Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, leads a class to get the prana circulating.
Reinvigorating a Pranayama Home Practice
Need a refresher course in establishing, or reestablishing, a pranayama routine at home? Here are some practical approaches for planning a regular routine...
The Summer Foodie
One of the best things about summer is eating fresh produce in season.
Ayurvedic Cold and Flu Remedies
If you find yourself sniffling, sneezing, or coughing—or if you’re down for the count with the flu—try these all-natural remedies from...
Five Ayurvedic Rules for Coffee Drinkers
Coffee: Is it good for you or bad for you? Here are five Ayurvedic guidelines for coffee drinkers.
Kripalu Perspectives: Breathing Deeply, Living Fully with Larissa Hall Carlson
Portland Helmich talks with former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda Larissa Hall Carlson about pranayama and its numerous physical and emotional benefits.
Colder Weather and Boosting Your Immunity
Here are tips for boosting your immunity, especially as the weather becomes cooler.
Eight Tips for Self-Care During the Holiday Season
Practicing self-care is particularly important during the holiday season so we can show up at our best.
Stay Cool the Ayurvedic Way
It’s hot! Changing your yoga routine; adding certain herbs, fruits and vegetables to our diet; and wearing particular colors can minimize overheating.
Not All Detoxes Are Created Equal
A safe way to detox is an elimination diet, in which you eliminate sugar, eggs, grains, dairy, meat, and caffeine for five days, and observe what happens.
Thanksgiving and the Practice of Gratitude
Cultivating gratitude is something we can practice year-round, according to Kripalu Yoga teacher Devadas Gregg Day, who says that when he is “paying...
Quieting the Critic with Ahimsa
When you hear critical chatter, see if you can apply a little ahimsa to soften the edges.
Six Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall
Autumn is upon us—and that means cold and flu viruses are lurking everywhere. How can you keep the bugs at bay? Sure, you can try the...
Ask the Expert: Ayurvedic Answers
In this edition of Ask the Expert, Larissa Hall Carlson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, answers your questions on Ayurveda for better health.
Make It an Ayurvedic Summer: Holistic Tips for Staying Cool, Calm, and Collected
Feeling overheated this summer? Ayurveda can help you keep your cool.
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