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Stop Performing, Start Experiencing

by Peter Bregman The night before our wedding, Eleanor and I stood awkwardly in the center of a large room, surrounded by our family and our closest friends. There was no particular reason to be uncomfortable; this was just a rehearsal. Still, we were in the spotlight and things weren’t going smoothly. Neither the rabbi […]

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Posted on July 9th, 2015 by in Life Lessons, Yoga

Loving My Body, Loving Myself

Kripalu Yoga teacher Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love, shares how yoga teacher training supports her mission to cultivate compassion and body acceptance.

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My Year as a Spiritual Gangster: A Voice from Long Ago

by Lisa Lampanelli Lisa Lampanelli is a professional comedian, writer, and actor who lives primarily in New York City. She began to call Kripalu her second home in mid-2014, when a family crisis led her on a quest to bring new meaning into her life. Since then, Lisa has attended programs and R&R Retreats at […]

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Posted on July 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Open Hips, Open Mind: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

by Reyna Eistenstark I was talking to a woman who has been practicing yoga daily for years when she said, as kind of an aside, “You know how hip openers can be really emotional for people.” This was not a question but a statement. She immediately moved on to something else, but that thought stayed […]

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Posted on July 3rd, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Strawberry Rice Salad

A unique and delicious summer salad from the Kripalu Kitchen. For the salad 1 cup cooked white basmati rice or wild rice ½ cup diced frozen mango, thawed ¼ cup sliced fresh dates ½ cup fresh sliced strawberries ¼ cup sliced celery A handful of parsley (optional) For the dressing ¼ cup Veganaise™ (egg-less mayonnaise) […]

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Posted on July 1st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

As the Lights Come On

by Danna Faulds On a recent visit to Richmond, Virginia, my husband and I had the opportunity to stroll along Monument Avenue at twilight. The larger-than-life statues of Southern leaders and Arthur Ashe, the tennis star and Richmond native, were fascinating, but what really drew me in were the grand houses built along the avenue […]

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Posted on June 26th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Chilled Watermelon Soup

The essence of summer! Serves eight. 6 pounds (or 9 cups) yellow or red seedless watermelon, diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup lightly sweet white wine (such as Riesling) or ¾ cup water mixed with ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon chopped ginger 8 teaspoons crumbled […]

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Posted on June 24th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Five Key Principles for Living a More Balanced Life

by Renée Peterson Trudeau Growing up with a parent who suffered from clinical depression and navigating a heaping dose of dysfunction, stress, anxiety and “not feeling enough” the first 30 years of my life left me highly motivated to want to feel good. The primary drive for the work I do now—helping people enhance balance […]

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