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In-Depth Articles About Healing Arts at Kripalu

Learn more about our Healing Arts offerings in these informative articles and first-person stories.

An Introduction to Acupuncture

The experience of acupuncture at Kripalu is supplemented by everything else that you engage in while on retreat: healthy diet, exercise, yoga, outdoor...

The 3 Keys to Relieving Pain with Positional Therapy

Research shows that the root causes of many neuromuscular pain patterns are biomechanical misalignments caused by muscle imbalances, says positional...

The Magic of Ayurvedic Bodywork

After an Ayurvedic bodywork session, people seem transformed. There is something so special about these treatments, something that goes beyond the specific...

Greeting 50 with a Kripalu Facial

Just as yoga supports people in developing comfort with their bodies, a Dr. Hauschka Facial can support them in learning to accept and embrace their skin, at...

Following My Nose: The Delights of Aromatherapy

What is the connection between scent and memory? The answer is likely due to brain anatomy. Lara Tupper explores the science and experiences the impact on...

Ayurveda’s Eightfold Examination: What to Expect from an Ayurvedic Consultation

The eightfold exam is a thorough process in which the consultant examines eight areas of the body and bodily functions, all of which reveal places of balance...

Don’t Fear the Tarot

Tarot reading is an art form, one that blends history, art, psychology, and mindfulness, and can be used as a tool for insight and transformation.

Healing Arts 101: Ten Tips for Beginners

Here’s a handy primer on how to prepare yourself to surrender to the talented hands and generous hearts of healing arts practitioners.

The Right Use of Will

The Kripalu approach to life coaching is based on the idea that sustainable change happens through the alchemy of mindfulness and the right use of will.