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The Power and Depth of Kripalu Yoga

The Power and Depth of Kripalu Yoga was an unpublished article by Yoganand Michael Carroll. This article was written in 2004 to address differences Yoganand saw between Kripalu Yoga and the teachings of Swami Kripalu. The ideas expressed in this article led Yoganand...

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Meet our Newest Guest Writer – Mike Cardillo

Meet Mike Cardillo, a recent graduate from the Pranakriya 200-Hour YTT at Yoga 4 Everybody A) What brought you to the mat as a student and then as a teacher? In a previous life I worked from home, sitting in from of my laptop for what felt like 12 hours a day. Over...

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Yoga Lessons from a Baby by Catherine Striegel

A few months ago, I joked in the marketing for a Mommy & Baby Yoga class that “the babies are already experts.” I was struck just the other day by how true the statement is: I was watching her try to lift a shampoo bottle that was too heavy out of a basket. I watched...

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika [free download]

This is a 14th century text that is a foundation for Tantric Hatha Yoga. This is the translation I use in the Pranakriya 500 hour teacher training. I use it mostly because it is the translation Swami Kripalu based his commentary on. There are many ancient versions of...

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Keep Moving Forward by Lori Henry

It has been almost 4 years since I began a deep purge of my belongings. A significant life event and the necessity of moving spurred along something I had thought about for a while before it happened. When I was sorting through what would be donated or kept, I...

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Risk Taking: One of the Spices of Life by Amy Necci

Lately I have been reflecting on how my life in the kitchen compares to my life out in the world.  I’m risky in the kitchen and throw out “the rules.” I allow myself to experiment and totally let go of things being perfect.  I set free the need to do...

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Tapas: The fire in your practice

This article was originally published in the Yoga Bulletin, the newsletter of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. In it Yoganand teaches about the Niyama called Tapas. He describes how Tapas has been practiced and understood in ancient times and how it may be used...

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Sanskrit Pronunciation [Guide Inside]

Guide to Sanskrit Pronunciation There is an audio companion to this document, in which you can hear these words pronounced. It is available at AnandaYoga.org . Tips and Techniques When a Sanskrit word is written using English letters, it is called transliteration....

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Pranayama, Energy, and Meditation

This article by Dean Hudson has been published in the Yoga Bulletin, the newsletter of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. In it he outlines the relationship between pranayama and meditation as they are understood in the Kripalu and Pranakriya traditions. Anyone...

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Using Music as an Anchor by Amy Necci

Did you ever listen to a song and think, “Wow! This completely captures how I’m feeling right now in my life?” True, songs are often about love and about how two people relate to one another.  For me, though, many times the words speak to me about how I interact with...

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The Benefit of Boring by Catherine Striegel

I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for my nine-month-old daughter since the day she was born, and I can tell you that before she was born, I had a significant amount of fear surrounding this prospect. I was afraid of being bored, afraid that my mind would turn to mush,...

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My Journey to YTT by Amber Seale

It started with a maybe…maybe I will teach yoga after YTT.  To be honest, I wasn’t certain if I would teach after my training.  My original intent was a deeper dive for my personal practice, an exploration of my love of yoga to learn more about myself. It seems the...

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