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Posted on January 18th, 2014 by in Yoga

Skipping out on Savasana

By Jennifer Lang Eighteen years ago last September, I went to my first yoga class in my native Oakland, California. It was a two-hour class on a Wednesday morning with Rodney Yee, and it was packed. I enjoyed the challenge, the opening of the body, and the lengthening of my muscles. Until the end. “Lie […]

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Posted on January 17th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Organic Vegan Chocolate Brownies

Simply delicious—and guilt-free! In one bowl, combine the following ingredients: ¾ cup oat flour 1½ cups brown sugar ½ cup organic chocolate chips ½ cup whole spelt flour 1¼ cups cocoa powder Pinch of baking powder Pinch of salt In another bowl, combine the following: ½ cup pumpkin puree ½ cup maple syrup ½ cup […]

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Posted on January 16th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga as a Language of Peace

By Jennifer Lang The group of teenagers is sprawled out around me on the grass. They’re laughing and smiling, happy to be at the park in early June on a Friday morning, their day off from school, on one of their group’s last get-togethers. “Okay, turn to someone near you who is not from your […]

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Posted on January 15th, 2014 by in Wake-Up Call

Finding Balance, Wherever You Are

by Kat Olson On November 25, 2012, I got on the Mass Pike in Boston and drove west for two hours, away from my college friends, the familiar city of Boston, and nearly everything I’d called home. The city landscape dissolved into trees, until I exited the Pike in Lee, Massachusetts, and had a minor […]

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Posted on January 12th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Inspiration

Take a moment of inspiration to pause and breathe into the day.

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Posted on January 11th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Malas: The Power of 108

by Janet Arnold-Grych The mala I hold in my hand connects me to a lineage of seekers who held one in theirs. Malas are aligned to the Vedic tradition and thought to originate around 800 BCE. In the sixth century BCE, the use of malas was promoted by no less than the Buddha. It’s said […]

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Posted on January 10th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Ginger Scones

Whenever the Kripalu Kitchen serves these scones for breakfast, there are tons of requests for the recipe. Here it is—enjoy! Makes 12 scones. 1 cup cold non-hydrogenated shortening 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour* 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour* 1 1/3 cups rolled oats 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt […]

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Posted on January 8th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Birth of Power Yoga

By Reyna Eisenstark I started taking yoga classes in New York City in the mid-1990s. Gyms had begun to offer yoga, and the classes were fast and athletic—like nothing I had associated with yoga before. Yoga had become a workout.  I happened to be at the exact right place and time to witness the birth […]

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