February, 2014
Posted on February 28th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup

This week’s Kripalu Recipe is an antioxidant-packed carrot-ginger soup. Make extra and invite the neighbors! Serves 4. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or Earth Balance 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced 1 large Spanish onion, chopped 4 cups sliced carrots 6 cups water or stock 1 teaspoon [...]

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Posted on February 27th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Take A Happiness Dance Break (VIDEO)

Having a rough day? If you have a few minutes, Pharrell Williams’ music video “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack is an instant happiness booster. Studies have shown that dancing can actually increase one’s ability to find resilience and experience the feeling of being happy. I should know. For the past week, I’ve been [...]

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Posted on February 26th, 2014 by in On and Off the Mat

Writing Without the Answers

by Laura Didyk For more than a year, I’ve been making lukewarm attempts to make progress on the memoir I’m writing, but a long list of “if onlys” have been standing squarely in my way. If only I had a place to write (my desk, which doubles as my kitchen table, is too high, and [...]

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Posted on February 25th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, On and Off the Mat

Dreaming of Wildflowers

It’s seed catalog season and, here at Kripalu, we’re dreaming of spring. Our wildflower fields are expanding, as Kripalu Grounds Supervisor Kevin “Moose” Foran does his part to transform Kripalu’s expansive lawns into vibrant wildflower meadows.

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Posted on February 24th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga to Harmonize with the Season

by Jillian Pransky Winter is nature’s time of hibernation, retreat, and contraction. As winter’s cold, wet, dark, and heavy qualities increase around us, they grow within us as well. Winter demands that we move inward for rest and replenishment, just as the earth stops producing in order to build a new reserve and be bountiful [...]

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Posted on February 23rd, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Clarity

Take a moment to pause. As we inhale and exhale into this moment, set your intention for self-care, connection, and clarity.

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Posted on February 22nd, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Outliving Your Cravings

Like many of us, after dinner and before bedtime is the part of the day in which I might find myself hungry—not necessarily physically hungry, but wanting something to fill me up. As I trolled around my kitchen one night, some years ago, an extraordinary thing happened. I noticed that my hand was reaching, as [...]

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Posted on February 21st, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

What better way to start a cold winter’s day than with a warm, hardy breakfast straight from the Kripalu Kitchen? Here’s one of our favorite winter meals, which can be vegan or made with cow’s milk, and your choice of butter or Earth Balance. You can also use an egg substitute, such as ground flax [...]

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Posted on February 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Dalai Lama on a Snow Day

This year, New England, like much of the country, has been pummeled by snow. And that means snow days for our kids. Which is magical. I remember snow days fondly. Sleeping in. Sledding. Snow men and snow forts. Cocoa and popcorn by the fire. But what about poor mom and dad? There’s the magic, yes. [...]

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Posted on February 19th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Power of Love: A Q&A with Krishna Das

by Shannon Sexton Kirtan master Krishna Das is coming off a great year: His Live Ananda CD was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Age Album; a documentary about his spiritual journey, One Track Heart, screened in theaters last fall; and he’s releasing a new album, Kirtan Wallah, the first to be released on [...]

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