Week 1: Kripalu Is Compassion

This November, we invite you to let compassion lead the way. In fact, the word Kripalu means compassion.

Throughout the month, we’re sharing exercises, practices, and wisdom from the Kripalu methodology related to compassion for self and others. Each week, we focus on a different theme, and offer you videos and resources so you can dive deeper. This week's focus is on Swami Kripalu and his compassionate teachings, which form the foundation of Kripalu Yoga. Share your own compassion practices using #30DaysofCompassion.

The Compassionate Practice of Loving-Kindness Meditation

Kripalu’s Maria Sirois, a positive psychologist and master teacher, guides us in the compassionate practice of loving-kindness meditation.

The Kripalu Approach: Activating Compassion and Will to Create Small, Powerful Changes

The Kripalu Approach model has two primary pillars: radical compassion and the right use of will. Practiced together, they can create sustainable life change.

The Teachings of Swami Kripalu

Swami Kripalu was a devoted yogi with an inquisitive mind who explored every facet of the yoga tradition. Here is a sampling of his essential teachings.

Kripalu: A Person, a Place, a Tradition

Swami Kripalu was a yoga master renowned not only for the dedication of his practice, but also for his humor, compassion, and lighthearted approach to yoga.

Breathe, Relax, Feel, Watch, Allow: The Practice of Being Present

The next time you’re confronted with a difficult moment, give this a try. Find a quiet place to sit, then launch in.