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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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Posted on May 6th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

10 Ways to Beat Allergies with Ayurveda

By Sarajean Rudman ‘Tis the season … for sneezin’! As plants start to bud and flowers to pollinate, and we throw open our windows for spring cleaning, we find ourselves confronted with seemingly benign substances floating through the air, spelling discomfort for those of us who suffer from allergies. What exactly are allergies? Why do […]

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Posted on May 4th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Breathe

Take a moment to pause. Breathe 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 3rd, 2014 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

From the Mat to the Clinic: Yoga Enters Mainstream Medicine

by Bess Hochstein At tax time, I go through my records (basically a box of receipts), and pull one out and set it aside. It’s a receipt for yoga classes and, thanks to my forward-thinking health insurance plan, I get reimbursed for the cost. That’s a relatively new-to-me benefit. Gym memberships have commonly been reimbursable […]

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Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Squash-a-Roni

Butternut squash is “golden” when it comes to its carotenoid content—plant compounds that are converted to vitamin A in the body, essential for our immune systems to ward off colds, viruses, and bacterial infections. The tahini adds to the creamy texture of this recipe and increases the calcium content, important for happy bones. Enjoy this […]

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Posted on April 30th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

Nine Yoga Poses to Balance Your Kapha

By Sarajean Rudman Ayurveda recognizes three doshas, or humors—vata, pitta, and kapha—that make up our bodily constitutions in different combinations. We each have a unique makeup of these doshas in different quantities. Kapha dosha, a combination of the elements of earth and water, rules the springtime. The main seat of kapha in the body is […]

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Posted on April 29th, 2014 by in Yoga

Heart Wisdom and Kundalini Yoga

When I first moved to Los Angeles a few years ago, I started taking a writing class with a teacher who wanted us to start the class as centered and alert as possible. Before we began writing, she’d have one of her students lead us in Kundalini Yoga, one of the more spiritual styles of […]

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Posted on April 28th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Reflections of a Pack Rat

By Lara Tupper “The root of suffering is attachment.” —The Buddha I’ve moved 10 times in the past 14 years, from various hotels in Asia to apartments in New York City to Kripalu and nearby towns in the Berkshires. I’m about to move again, to another small Massachusetts town, and there I plan to stay. […]

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