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Posted on January 30th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Tofu Almond Pie

Soy has been cultivated for centuries. In ancient China, the soybean was considered one of five sacred crops. It has some of the highest protein levels found in the plant world, along with nutrients such as fiber, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Is there such a thing as “bad” soy? As with any whole […]

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Posted on January 28th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Words from the Wise

The Interplay Between Writing and Meditation

Meditation gives us access to our internal lives—to images, language and memory. That’s exactly what a writer needs. “As writers all we have is our consciousness, what we see and what we witness,” says author and Kripalu presenter Dani Shapiro. “So for someone approaching the page, meditation—and the access it gives us to what is […]

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Posted on January 25th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Joy

Close your eyes and bring to mind someone or something that has brightened your life recently. How does that make you feel?

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Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Seven-Grain Pancakes

Yes, you can have your pancakes and reap nutritional benefits, too! This Kripalu Recipe uses whole grains, which provide healthy fiber, plant proteins, phytonutrients, and B vitamins. Makes about six pancakes. ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1 tablespoon whole dark rye flour 1 tablespoon whole spelt flour 1 tablespoon corn flour 1 tablespoon oat flour […]

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Posted on January 21st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Fresh Living in the Kitchen

by Sara Snow In this excerpt adapted from her book, Sara Snow’s Fresh Living: The Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home, Sara offers her top three tips for an efficient kitchen, plus her recipe for Hearty Tofu Spaghetti Sauce. The best diet in the kitchen certainly starts with the foods you […]

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Posted on January 19th, 2015 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Reading, Writing, and Yoga: Tips for Yoga Teachers Working with Children

by Jane Rosen When people learn that I teach yoga to children, they react in one of two ways. Some think it’s cute—children are so adorable, and how precious it is to teach them yoga. Others shrink back in horror, certain that my young students are hyperactive and unmanageable, grateful that they don’t have to […]

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Posted on January 18th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Yoga

Bring your arms overhead. Lengthen through the fingertips and relax the shoulders. Breathe. Open yourself to the energy within and around you. Lower your arms when you feel complete.

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Posted on January 16th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Wild Rice and Hazelnut Pilaf

One-pot meals rock! Today’s Kripalu Recipe is perfect for a potluck—or make it for dinner and have the leftovers for lunch the next day. This vegan, gluten-free recipe contains an unusual ingredient: fresh fennel, which offers anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-boosting benefits.  Serves four. 1/2 cup wild rice 1 cup long-grain brown rice 2 1/2 cups […]

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