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Posted on September 30th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Power of Connection to Heal Trauma

by Peter Levine, PhD Trauma is about broken connections. Connection is broken with the body/self, family, friends, community, nature, and spirit. Healing trauma is about restoring these connections. Some years ago, I had the privilege of teaching at the Hopi Guidance Center located at Second Mesa, Arizona. I teach my work by using direct personal […]

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Posted on September 29th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Four Little Words to Live By

by Tresca Weinstein For some people, it’s “What would Jesus do?” For some, it’s “Do unto others …” or “Live and let live.” The wise words I return to again and again are “Permission to be human.” I first heard that phrase from Tal Ben-Shahar, in the Certificate in Positive Psychology program at Kripalu. Tal […]

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Posted on September 28th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Quiet

Enjoy this moment of quiet stillness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on September 27th, 2014 by in Yoga

Getting Back on the Mat After Injury

By Bess Hochstein I used to be an Ashtanga warrior. It’s not for nothing that Beryl Bender Birch called her book on Ashtanga Power Yoga; during the heyday of my practice, I felt powerful and invincible every morning when I hit the mat. As someone who started yoga later in life, near 40, I recognized […]

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Posted on September 26th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Roasted Vegetables with Dates

Dates add a delicious sweetness to these roasted vegetables. Carrots are a source of beta carotene and disease-fighting flavonoids, and the red of beets comes from specific phytochemicals, called anthocyanins, that have potential health benefits such as supporting the cardiovascular system, lowering the risk of certain types of cancer, and aiding memory function. Enjoy this […]

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Posted on September 25th, 2014 by in Outside Our Walls, Yoga

Compassionate Warrior

A combat veteran charts a new course as a yoga teacher by J.L. Pizarro I never believed anything bad could happen to me. I was raised in a middle-class suburb near San Juan, Puerto Rico. I was going to be a doctor, just as my parents wanted me to. As a pre-med student, I had […]

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Posted on September 24th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Ayurveda for Health, Balance, and Digestion

By Erin Casperson Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, with roots in ancient India and rich applications in modern life. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” emphasizes diet and lifestyle choices to maintain health and bring balance to the body and mind, while living in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Optimize your digestion with these […]

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Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Creative Expression for the Care of the Soul

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 […]

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