Yoga Wisdom + Inspiration
May 4, 2016
by Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty. The rhythms of the seasons and nature gloriously expressed through her Five Elements also live within our own bodies. Tuning into these forces can help give clues about finding your natural rhythm. As adults with so much to do and so many people to take care of, most often we are moving to a dis-jointed staccato-like...
March 29, 2016
by Jennifer Reis, Integrative Yoga Therapist Here are ideas for some of the most important ways I've found to live fully embodied. Above all, remember that your body is a gift from beyond, a mystery to honor, respect and listen to. Practicing Body Scan daily by listening to a recorded yoga nidra, or silently guiding it on your own is a deep way to connect, with a listening ear to...
"The first duty of love is to listen." ~ Paul Tillich Listening is a skill that has not always come easy to me. I have had the opportunity to grow over the years with the help of some very skillful teachers and methods at Kripalu Center, where for the last twenty years I have had the great fortune of being both a student and teacher. Listening can bring potency to virtually...
One of my favorite teachers and writers is Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh who has created a beautiful affirmation for deep listening that is the root of understanding, joy and can help to eliminate suffering in our interactions with one another to live together peacefully. 'Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I vow to cultivate loving speech and deep listening...