By Dan Leven Sometimes my creative spirit is like a bear hibernating; at other times, it’s like a blossoming field of sunflowers. When I teach Kripalu Noon Dance, I often find myself in that field of sunflowers. This creative state is not just a frame of mind, it encompasses the body and breath as well. My […]
Years ago, when I was in my 30s, I conducted a television interview with a Zen Buddhist priest about the transformative power of meditation. At the time, I’d dabbled with various types of meditation, but certainly didn’t practice it regularly and couldn’t attest to its benefits. While I really liked the priest and everything she […]
Enjoy this moment of mindfulness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness. By starting each day from a solid foundation of calm, we can be more useful to the community, to our families, and to each other. Breathe.
By Janet Arnold-Grych “Tea gives one vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose when taken over a long period of time.” —Lu Yu, eighth-century tea scholar Tea: There’s something almost magical about that infusion of earth and water. Tea’s origin is surrounded in myth, but its elevation to ceremony can be traced […]
Once maligned for their fat content, avocados are now considered a superfood, great at helping reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. Research shows that eating one avocado a day has a dramatic effect on blood lipids—without causing weight gain. The fat in an avocado is largely monounsaturated and contains a group of phytosterols that reduce […]
One morning, as this year’s interminable winter gave way to spring, I took myself out for a walk. Strolling though my favorite park, I was arrested by the sight of a shining silver birch. An exuberant “Hi!” escaped my lips before I could catch it. Looking around, I wondered if anyone had heard me talking […]
By Renee Peterson Trudeau You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere. —Anonymous Growing up the oldest of seven children (five boys and two girls), I remember breakfast at our house being extremely hectic. […]
By David Harshada Wagner Everyone wants to be powerful, free, and happy. Isn’t it funny that so few of us really are? If you’re reading this, then you probably aren’t content with momentary happiness or superficial power. I teach about accessing radical happiness and true power, and not settling for less—concepts that sound good, but […]