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Posted on May 16th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Carrot, Celery, and Apple Juice

Brighten up your day and your taste buds with a glass of freshly squeezed juice! This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a tasty blend packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and immune-boosting nutrients. To maximize nutritional value, use fresh, organically grown produce. A high-quality vegetable and fruit juicer will make juicing easy and efficient. Enjoy today’s recipe—you can […]

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Posted on May 14th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

The Stages of Meditation

By Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD An excerpt from The 21 Stages of Meditation Yogi Bhajan divided the meditative path toward realization into 21 stages. These 21 stages are composed of three journeys. Each journey has seven stages which represent the mastery of a particular meditative skill as well as the development of a particular dimension […]

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Posted on May 13th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Take the 14-Day Ayurvedic Challenge

By Sarajean Rudman It’s spring! Time to start anew, watch the flowers blossom, shake off the winter blues, and get back in touch with yourself and nature. The days are longer, the temperatures are rising, and there’s a feeling of lightness and enthusiasm in the air. Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, aims to align […]

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Posted on May 12th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

The Blank Page

By Dani Shapiro An excerpt from Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life Michelangelo saw a statue in every block of marble, “shaped and perfect in attitude and action”—an angel waiting to be released. The woodworker George Nakashima believed that when a true craftsman brought out the grain that had been imprisoned […]

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Posted on May 11th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

A Mindful Moment

Any quiet moment is an opportunity to pause. Take this mindful moment to breathe, notice how you feel,  and set your intention for the day. As we inhale and exhale into this moment, set your intention for this connection, self-care, and inquiry.

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Posted on May 10th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

The Brain-Body Connection

by Tresca Weinstein We all know that regular exercise is good for your body—turns out it’s good for your brain, too. A new study compared the creative thinking ability of participants who had just exercised with a control group who hadn’t, and found that those who’d worked out came up with more possible solutions to […]

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Posted on May 9th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Buckwheat Banana Bread

Buckwheat, a plant native to Siberia and related to rhubarb, is an exceptional source of magnesium, the antioxidant rutin, and the phytonutrient chiro inositol, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels. As for cardamom, a study confirmed its ability to aid digestion and lower blood pressure. Enjoy! Makes one loaf. ¼ cup buckwheat flour 1¼ cup […]

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Posted on May 7th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Tapping My Inner Moxie

By Lara Tupper “Don’t be too timid or squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson was 39 when he wrote this. I’m 40, pursuing a post-graduate semester in writing at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. His words are my […]

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