August, 2013
Posted on August 15th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Five Ayurvedic Tips for Vegans

By Shannon Sexton Thinking about going vegan? Or already committed? Whether you’re ditching dairy for health reasons, or because you want to practice the yama ahimsa (nonviolence), you may want to consider applying Ayurvedic principles to your diet to stay healthy and balanced. “I love Ayurveda because it looks at each individual and says, what […]

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Posted on August 14th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

The Letter I Never Sent

By Kim Childs, guest blogger         In the field of Positive Psychology, there’s a famous happiness-boosting exercise called the gratitude letter. Designed by Dr. Martin Seligman, it involves writing, delivering, and reading a letter of gratitude to someone whose life enriched yours. When Tal Ben-Shahar, my teacher in Kripalu’s Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) program, […]

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Posted on August 13th, 2013 by in Meditation

Mindfulness: The New Organic

Getting back to basics, whether it’s clearing our busy minds or eating fresh vegetables straight from the farm, helps us reconnect with ourselves and the natural world. And one of the most popular “new” tools for cultivating this sense of connectedness is the ancient Buddhist technique known as mindfulness. “Mindfulness is the new organic,” says […]

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Posted on August 12th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Turning Point: Jim PathFinder Ewing

Jim PathFinder Ewing is a Reiki master, shaman, award-winning journalist, author, and organic farmer. His six books include Reiki Shamanism: A Guide to Out-of-Body Healing; Dreams of the Reiki Shaman: Expanding Your Healing Power; and Conscious Food: Sustainable Growing, Spiritual Eating. Visit his website for more. Q Describe what you do in 15 words or […]

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Posted on August 11th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Relax

Take a moment to pause, to breathe, and to relax into the day. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for self-care, connection, and inquiry.

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Posted on August 10th, 2013 by in On and Off the Mat

An Ex-Addict and a Dog Named Sheba

Tommy Rosen, guest blogger I woke up with the vulture on the headboard. Negative thinking. Not sure why, doesn’t matter why. It was there. Negative thought bombardment draining my energy.  It makes no difference that I am in Maui teaching and loving it. The thoughts come anyway. Today is also a writing day. I’m writing […]

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Posted on August 9th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in phenols, including the anthocyanins that give this summer fruit its bright-red color and antioxidant potency. Antioxidants protect the body’s cell structure from oxidative stress and other damage. Ellagitannins, another phenol in strawberries, has been associated with lower rates of cancer. Dark chocolate also contains phenols (cocoa phenols). Studies suggest that in […]

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Posted on August 8th, 2013 by in Yoga

Maya Breuer brings Roots, Rhythm, and Soul to Kripalu

When Maya Breuer first discovered Kripalu in the 1980s, she felt as if she was home —“like I had been here before,” she recalls. “The yoga and the compassion I encountered felt familiar on such a deep level that I intuitively knew this was a place where I could heal.” In the 25 years since, […]

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