Posted on January 14th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

The ABC of Tea

Many people are surprised to learn that all tea is derived from the same plant species, and that what are often called “herbal teas,” if they do not include that plant, are in fact not teas at all. Tea is the infusion of water and the dried leaves of the evergreen plant Camellia sinensis. How […]

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Posted on January 11th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Mantra Moment

What words or phrases resonate with you at the moment? Close your eyes and repeat them silently to yourself. Allow these words to gently wash over you.

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Posted on January 9th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Coconut Lemongrass Soup

Coconut milk is not only a tasty, creamy substitute for cow’s milk, it’s also rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and contains healthy saturated fat. Enjoy this vegan Kripalu Recipe with a Thai twist. Serves four. 3 1/2 cups vegetable stock 1 3/4 cups organic coconut milk 2 slices ginger root 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes […]

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Posted on January 7th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

The Power of Sisterhood

by Renée Peterson Trudeau I once spoke at a girls’ empowerment conference, to a group of 300 10- to 13-year-olds. As I was waiting to go on stage, I overheard a group of four 12-year-olds talking about their day. One of them was really on fire after learning about civil engineering, and she was inspired […]

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Posted on January 4th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Beauty

Pause. Look around. Breathe. What catches your eye? Where do you see beauty around you?

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Posted on January 2nd, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Beans are among the most nutrient-dense and health-promoting foods you can find. They contain soluble fiber, protein, and sustainable complex carbohydrate energy, and they’re also rich in B vitamins (like thiamin and niacin), zinc, calcium, folate, and antioxidants. Research shows that increasing our daily consumption of plant protein helps lower blood pressure and blood glucose […]

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Posted on December 31st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Gifts for the New Year

by Janet Arnold-Grych The winding down of another year naturally invites reflection. What have I discovered? What have I learned? What have I contributed? In my evaluation, I inevitably find myself thinking back to my time at Kripalu, certainly one of this year’s highlights. Kripalu always leaves me with an armful of parting gifts. These […]

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Posted on December 29th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living, Words from the Wise

How I Fell in Love with Yoga

by Tommy Rosen Yoga was one of the practices I found in my first several years of recovery. Not only did it help me through the ups and downs of the early stages, but it also became a nonnegotiable staple in my life. How I found yoga—and fell in love with it—is somewhat serendipitous. Basically, […]

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