2013
Posted on November 1st, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Cranberry-Mandarin Muffins

One of three fruits native to North America (the other two are the blueberry and the Concord grape), cranberries are chock-full of health benefits. They contain proanthocyanidins, which help prevent the adhesion of bacteria associated with urinary tract infections, and emerging studies show that they also help inhibit bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach [...]

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Posted on October 31st, 2013 by in Yoga

How My Yoga Practice Got Me Hired

I’ve applied and interviewed for many jobs. There have been the “bread jobs,” as my acting teachers called them (those that are all about the paycheck); acting gigs; teaching jobs; and an array of others. Recently, I’ve found myself in two job interviews in which the subject of yoga arose. I believe it was those [...]

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Posted on October 30th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

The Poet as Translator

by Janet Arnold-Grych I believe that life directs us toward realizations and paths that help us develop to our highest good. But I know that I routinely miss the overt clues pointing me in that direction. Perhaps I’m distracted by the self-imposed busyness of my life. Or maybe my myopia is rooted in fear or [...]

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Posted on October 29th, 2013 by in Teachers Corner

Six Tips for Opening a Yoga Studio

by Janis Bowersox Thinking about taking the next step in your yoga business and opening a studio? Here are some words of wisdom from Janis Bowersox, former owner of Yoga for Everybody, a Kripalu-affiliated studio in Fairfield, Connecticut, and coauthor of the guidebook So You Want to Open a Yoga Studio. 1. Take responsibility. With [...]

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Posted on October 28th, 2013 by in Yoga

There’s No Sound Like Om

Ommm. It’s often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you’ve heard it defined as “the sound of the universe”—but what does that really mean? Turns out, a lot—and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it’s not so easy to define. “It’s [...]

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Posted on October 27th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Quiet

Take a moment of quiet to pause and breathe. As we head into a new day, set your intention for mindfulness, connection, and inquiry.

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Posted on October 26th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Hardwiring Happiness

I don’t like to admit this, but I definitely have a hard time being happy, especially for extended periods of time. In any given situation, I’m masterful at finding something about which to be frustrated, disgruntled, or disappointed. I loathe this quality in myself, but a tendency to focus on the negative rather than the [...]

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Posted on October 25th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Traditional Hummus

Hummus might just be a perfect food. Plant proteins, like chickpeas and the sesame seeds that make tahini, usually carry a good dose of fiber as well—a magic combo for modulating the rate at which carbohydrates are absorbed, thereby modulating blood sugar. This week’s Kripalu Recipe for hummus offers other benefits as well: The fats [...]

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Posted on October 24th, 2013 by in Wake-Up Call

An Excerpt from May I Be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind

by Cyndi Lee An excerpt from May I be Happy: A Memoir of Love, Yoga, and Changing My Mind. Every day I meet a woman who tells me how much she loves my gray hair and how much she wants to let her own hair go gray. She says that she thinks I am so [...]

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Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by in Healthy Living

His and Hers R&R

A husband and wife come to Kripalu, and remember that we’re all in it together. Telling true stories by Amy Herring Since I’m fairly adverse to anything that seems touchy-feely, I thought it would be instructive, on my first morning at Kripalu, to force myself to attend the Share Circle, a workshop that’s regularly offered [...]

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