Kripalu Kitchen Recipes: House Dressing

Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith helps you recreate some of the best-loved recipes from the Kripalu Kitchen.

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Standing Backbend
Energize yourself with this invigorating heart-opener: Stand with feet hip-width apart. Interlace your fingers behind your back and reach your knuckles down toward your tailbone. Draw the tips of your shoulder blades together. Reach your chest upward. Engage the abdomen to protect the low back. Lean as far back as comfortable, keeping your chin slightly tucked to protect your neck. Expand your lungs with fresh breath.
A Road Map to Resilience
True serenity does not come when we protect ourselves from life’s challenges, but rather when we learn to find ease and strength within, no matter what life sends our way. Read more.

Find out about the on-site/online program Crafting the Resilient Life, with Maria Sirois, PsyD, July 20–November 4.

Making an Impact: The Healing Gifts of Yoga
The practice of yoga not only tones muscles, increases flexibility, and calms the mind, it can also help heal deep-seated wounds. Read “The Path of the Wounded Healer” and find out how two military veterans are sharing the healing gifts of yoga.
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Inner Peace, Off the Ground:
Yoga in the Air and on the Water
by Valerie Reiss

On a good day during my friend Dara’s cancer struggle, I took her to my favorite yoga class. Though she had some yoga background, it was on the advanced side, and I was concerned she might exhaust herself. When the teacher announced that we’d be practicing Forearm Stand—an inversion I’ve never been able to do without fear—I worried. But Dara, with the teacher’s assistance, gracefully popped up into the pose, her first time. For a moment I could see it: She was free. When she came down, with a euphoric smile, she wanted to do it again, and she did.

That moment of lightness and play during a time of heaviness and grief has stuck with me—when you’re dragging, to feel like you’re flying is an amazing gift. Read more.

Goodbye, Clutter; Hello, Clarity!
Clutter is the stuff in our lives that no longer serves us. This can be actual clutter, like papers taking over your desk, but also emotional clutter—the stuff that holds us back, like thought patterns that repeat over and over in our minds. Read more.

Find out about Clearing the Clutter: Making Space for Positive Change, May 17–22.

Go with the Flow
Yoga teachers, dive into an exploration of vinyasa with Coby Kozlowksi. Expand your clientele and your toolbox in the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training module Leading Vinyasa: Feel, Breathe, Flow, August 7–16.

Not a yoga teacher yet? Immerse yourself this summer in one of our monthlong 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Trainings.

Kripalu at Yoga Journal LIVE! San Diego
Join faculty from the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda at Yoga Journal LIVE! San Diego, June 25–29. Use the discount code KRIPALU when you register and get an additional $50 off a full-event or weekend pass. Go west!
Kripalu at Wanderlust
We’ll also be at Wanderlust on beautiful Stratton Mountain in Vermont, June 18–21. Enjoy three days of yoga and music, and come visit us at the Kripalu booth. Get details on Wanderlust Stratton.
Living Well with Parkinson’s
Are you or someone you love living with Parkinson’s disease? Learn the latest information on research, medication, and lifestyle changes that can improve the quality of life for you and your loved ones. Kripalu offers A Wellness Retreat for People Living with Parkinson’s and Their Care Partners, June 14–18, in collaboration with the National Parkinson Foundation.
More Great Opportunities in May and June
iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1: The Art and Science of Integrative Restoration
with Anne Douglas
May 10–15

The Practice of Confidence and Radiance After 40
with Cyndi Lee
May 19–22

Being Intimate: A Retreat for Couples
with Kate and Joel Feldman
May 22–25

Structural Yoga Remedies
with Lee Albert
May 29–31

Quote of the Month
“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.”
—Steve Maraboli
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