(This is the second installment of instructions on kindness practice. Read this post to familiarize yourself with the basics.)

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Gautama Buddha

Myofascial Unwinding: What It Is and Why You Should Do It

Myofascial unwinding is a term coined by John Barnes to describe a type of physical movement that comes from a higher intelligence which he often describes as a “feeling” (rather than a “thinking”)... Read more

Vacation Anytime, Anywhere: 6 Ways to Take A Yoga Staycation

Do you need a vacation from the daily grind but can’t manage to get out of town? Or do you just need a vacation from your regular yoga practice? Or are you actually taking a vacation and wondering how to keep... Read more
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Yoga for Military Veterans with PTSD - Study Highlights Common Research Challenges

New randomized trial of Kripalu yoga for military veterans provides important insights regarding the challenges facing yoga researchers and educators. Read more

Yoga Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children

As any parent or teacher will tell you, nurturing children in a mindful way, and giving them the structure they need to thrive is a big job. When it comes to children on the autism spectrum, the scope and... Read more

Yoga for Stressful Times

The entire globe is reacting to the unexpected results of the United States election last week. Some are celebrating, elated and triumphant; others are mourning, devastated and scared. Regardless of where you... Read more

Nourish Yourself - 5 Tips for Replenishing Your Energy

In the past two weeks the pile of unopened mail in my kitchen has grown taller and more unruly. Every so often I try to neaten its edges but I have done nothing to reduce its size. It’s not that I don’t want... Read more

3 Yoga Practices To Help Calm Career Anxieties

When it comes to the nature of one’s career, and its future trajectory, there are so many possibilities nowadays. With some working entirely through the “app” economy (e.g. through Uber, Thumbtack, et cetera... Read more

How Yogic Breathing Brings Relief from Stress

Yogic, or conscious breathing is the cornerstone of any yoga practice. Yogic breathing, through the nostrils, is longer, fuller and deeper, and has profound effects on the mind and emotional state. If the... Read more

Rest for Stress Relief, Healing and Strength

When we talk about physical fitness, we focus quite a bit on how to strengthen, build, exert, tone, engage, etc.... but we seem to forget the purpose and value of rest as a part of those pursuits. I am not... Read more

Let Your Light Shine – The Power of Prana in Fostering Health and Healing

A core concept in the yoga tradition has always been the idea of working with Prana (life force energy) to foster greater healing and well-being. While we in the Western world tend to think of yoga in terms of... Read more