Kripalu Recipe: French Lentil Salad

Posted on July 31st, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: French Lentil Salad

Serves 4 1 cup French lentils 2 ½ cups water 1 bay leaf ½ cup cherry tomatoes or red or green grapes, cut into halves or quarters ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled or cut into small cubes ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced red onion 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint 2 tablespoons minced […]

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Posted on July 29th, 2015 by in Yoga

Cool It! Tips for a Summer Yoga Practice

by Jess Frey Each season offers the opportunity to align our internal environment to the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. Empower yourself to find harmony within by shifting your personal yoga practice to balance the qualities evoked by the season. The summer months can elicit qualities of warmth, excess activity, indigestion, burning eyes, and […]

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Posted on July 27th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Ayurveda for Keeping Your Cool

According to Ayurveda, it’s the season of pitta—hot, sharp and bright—and that can make us feel like wilted flowers, drained of energy, or we can find ourselves getting more easily irritated and hot-tempered. If you find yourself getting agitated, critical, and impatient during the dog days of summer, these practices from the Kripalu School of […]

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Posted on July 24th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Grilled Summer Vegetables

Serves 4 to 6 1 bunch asparagus (remove hard ends) 1 zucchini 1 summer squash 1 onion cut in large wedges 1 red pepper cut in large chunks ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt Pepper to taste Simply wash and cut the vegetables to desired shape. Place in a bowl or […]

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Posted on July 22nd, 2015 by in Yoga

Getting Men On the Mat

The Yoga in America study, released by Yoga Journal in 2012, found that 82 percent of the country’s approximately 20 million yoga practitioners are women. What keeps men off the mat? “For some men, their hesitation about yoga is that it’s going to be boring—just sitting around stretching, and talking about opening your heart,” says […]

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Posted on July 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Inner View

Writing as a Mirror of the Self

by Dominique Christina What is it about writing that fuels an appropriate reckoning? For me, writing is a meditation. It is a form of self-expression that, when engaged deliberately, offers a way in to the parts of yourself that you are, perhaps, unaware of. Writing also asks us to grapple with and have an intentional […]

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Posted on July 17th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Scrambled Tofu

Serves three to four. ½ small onion, chopped 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 pound firm tofu 2 cups chopped spinach or chard ½ carrot, grated ½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon basil 1 tablespoon tamari Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté. Add […]

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Posted on July 15th, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends

The Miracle of Learning: Neuroplasticity and Free Will

by Lisa Wimberger When I think of neuroplasticity and the brain, I can’t help but feel giddy. We are so fortunate to live in the age of the brain, when science has put these amazing neural machines of ours at the forefront of research and discovery. We know so little about how the brain works, […]

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