“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato
Settling into Kripalu, I feel the love that exists here. With the staff and teachers, sometimes 1,000 people co-habitate within these walls. What could arise as obstables for me, personality differences, dorm-life, new schedules…I consider tests. Can I relax into this? Is my belief about this person really true? How do I know? Just like me this person is suffering.
Conscious communication is par for the course here, words are chosen carefully and no one uses cell phones in the halls or is aloud to drink here. For the density of capacity, there is an incredible reverence at Kripalu, the potential to connect deeply with others and the space to practice silence and self-study.
Though we all share a respect, openness, and a connection to Kripalu- this center is incredibly diverse, full of bright, unique and creative individuals. Our physical bodies are all made of energy, which couuld get lodged and stuck. Here we work to let our energy, our spirits, shine through our body and be free. This building and this body invite me to find spaciousness over and over again. Through breath, nature, meditation, and asana, I invite sukha (happiness and ease).
What is your practice to invite new space, clarity, centering? May we be free!