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Posted on August 15th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Raw Greek Salad

There’s no better time than summer to experiment with eating raw foods, which contain natural, active enzymes that help with digestion. Here at Kripalu, our salad bar offerings include 100 percent raw salads, which have proven to be very popular. Besides being ultra-healthy and yummy, they’re extremely easy to make at home and won’t heat […]

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Posted on August 14th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Power of Simply Looking

by Reyna Eisenstark At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves confronted with the following question, often posed in the context of superheroes: Would you rather be invisible or would you rather be able to fly? For me, the answer was always obvious (so obvious that I was actually astonished when my younger […]

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Posted on August 13th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition, Studies, News, and Trends

How to Use Food As Medicine

To what extent should we be using food to maintain our health and heal our body? According to nutritionist and Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, “Food—not supplements—should be where you get 98 percent of your nutrients.” Like John, Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RD, LDN, an integrative clinical nutritionist who teaches at […]

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Posted on August 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Road Back to Yourself

by Joan Anderson In this excerpt from her book The Second Journey, memoirist Joan Anderson describes the call that sent her in search of herself as she entered the second half of her life. The whistle of the ferry startles me, and then I feel a surge of pure excitement as the heavy boat backs […]

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Posted on August 10th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Calm

Take a moment of calm stillness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on August 9th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Making Schools Happy, Healthy Places

A Q&A with Edi Pasalis, Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living In April of 2014, the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL) hosted the first Yoga in the Schools Symposium, presented in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center and Curry School of Education. Edi Pasalis, Director of the IEL, shared […]

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Posted on August 8th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

This week’s Kripalu Recipe features garlic, rosemary, and thyme, herbs that help cool the fires of inflammation in the body. Celery is beneficial for lowering blood pressure and detoxifying the body. Serves 4 with leftovers for lunch the next day (it’s great cold!). 1½ cups brown basmati rice ½ cup wild rice 4 cups water […]

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Posted on August 7th, 2014 by in Nutrition

Greens: Nutrition Superstars

by Leslie Cerier Cooking with leafy greens is quick and delicious, and, when it comes to nutrition, greens are superstars. They’re anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, help prevent certain cancers, enhance vision, and are high in fiber and low in calories. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, including calcium and iron, greens such as kale, mustard greens, collards, spinach, […]

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