Nutritional Health: What We Eat and How We Eat

Every year, I go for an annual physical. Having lived in a number of cities and states over the course of my adult life, I’ve had a number of primary care physicians. Only one has ever asked me about my diet. In all my years of filling out medical history forms at doctors’ offices, I […]

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Posted on October 29th, 2014 by in Yoga

A Healing Journey with Yoga

An excerpt from Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal My Colitis, Calm My ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness In 1991, after I had been practicing yoga for two years, my colitis flared up. My doctor had told me that colitis comes back at intervals and that everyone has […]

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Posted on October 28th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Not All Detoxes Are Created Equal

Most people associate the idea of a detox with a restrictive juice or water fast. My first detox, a monthlong fast, was just that—all I ingested was a concoction of water, grapefruit juice, molasses, and cayenne pepper. By the time it was over, I vowed never to go on an extreme diet like that again. […]

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Posted on October 27th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Six Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall

by Shannon Sexton Autumn is upon us—and that means cold and flu viruses are lurking everywhere. How can you keep the bugs at bay? Sure, you can try the basics that many folks use: stay warm, perhaps schedule a flu shot, eat well. But you can also prevent colds and flu using ancient wisdom from […]

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Posted on October 26th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Serenity

Enjoy this moment of serenity. Pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on October 25th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion

by Bhavani Lorraine Nelson The word yoga, for most of us, conjures up an image of a room full of people in intricate poses. That might be a valid picture, but it’s not the whole picture. In fact, hatha yoga (the yoga of asana, or postures) is only one of the limbs of Raja Yoga, […]

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Posted on October 24th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: White Bean and Kale Soup

Yes, kale has a good publicist, but it can stand up to its claims. Kale is high in vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. It might even give you rose-colored glasses: A 2013 study by Harvard researchers found a strong association between participants’ levels of optimism and their levels of carotenoid antioxidants (found in green and […]

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Posted on October 23rd, 2014 by in Yoga

Chair Yoga for Well-Being

by Lakshmi Voelker Combining chair yoga and acupressure can relieve irritability, anxiety, fatigue, indigestion, and depression, as well as tension in the neck, back, and shoulders. It can also alleviate many of the discomforts associated with menstruation and menopause. Here are three simple, grounding practices to try. To relieve neck, back, and shoulder tension: Sit […]

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