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Posted on September 5th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Salad Dressings

It’s the season for salads! Guests at Kripalu love our salad bar and often tell us they wish they had one at home. Here’s how you do it: When you get all that lovely produce home from the store or farmers’ market, take a few minutes to prep it. Grate carrots and beets (daikon is […]

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Posted on September 4th, 2014 by in Ask the Expert, Yoga

Yoga, Anatomy, and the Art of Connection

In this edition of Ask the Expert, Kripalu School of Yoga faculty member Michelle Dalbec discusses how anatomy affects your yoga practice, how yoga translates off the mat, and what to be aware of when starting a home practice. Q Does anatomy really affect what postures we can do, or does our mastery of postures […]

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Posted on September 2nd, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Nutrition

Ayurveda and The Golden Goodness of Ghee

by Erin Casperson There’s something magical about the golden hue of freshly made ghee resting in a Mason jar on my counter. I love the nutty, rich smell of the ghee-making process, and I know, as I dip my knife into the jar to spread ghee my toast or add it to a sauté pan, […]

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Posted on September 1st, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

How to Keep Your Teaching Fresh: Yoga Instructors Share Their Secrets

by Sarajean Rudman Keeping your yoga teaching fresh and inspired is not only great for your students, it’s essential for you. Your students can sense when you’re feeling stagnant, just as they can tell when you’re passionate about what you’re doing, and they will reflect that energy back to you. When planning for a yoga […]

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Posted on August 31st, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

A Moment for Summer

Take a moment of stillness to celebrate the beauty that is summer. As we let go and head into a new season, set your intention for gratitude and awareness.

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Posted on August 29th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipes: Spread the Love

This week’s Kripalu Recipes are two delicious spreads that can be served crackers or bread, or drizzled over roasted vegetables or salads. The spring pea puree can be made any time of year, as it’s just as good with frozen peas. Spring Pea and Mint Puree 2 cups fresh or frozen peas 1 teaspoon chopped […]

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Posted on August 27th, 2014 by in Outside Our Walls, Yoga

Family Yoga and Finding Your Own Way

by Zac Hills-Bonczyk My mom was the first family member to become a Kripalu Yoga teacher. She completely immersed herself in the yoga and Ayurveda lifestyle after her cancer diagnosis and during her subsequent recovery. After completing the 200-hour training, Mom plunged straight into the 500-hour, and started a yoga studio in our house. Word […]

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Posted on August 26th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Ayurveda for Your Summer Sunburn

by Sarajean Rudman With summer fun comes the summer sun, and with the summer sun can come sunburn. According to Ayurveda, burns and inflammation represent imbalances in the pitta (fire) dosha. In order to restore balance, Ayurveda treats with opposites; the qualities that balance the heat of pitta are cool and sweet. Here are a […]

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