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Posted on March 31st, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Sugar and Your Body

By Mark Hyman, MD Americans consume 146 pounds of flour and 152 pounds of sugar per person per year—and flour raises your blood sugar more than table sugar. Sugar and flour are now proven to be biologically addictive. In some animal studies, sugar was found to be more addictive than cocaine. Sugar and refined carbs […]

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Posted on March 30th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Serenity

Take a moment to pause and find serenity. Breathe into the moment and know that spring is on its way. As we inhale and exhale into this moment, set your intention for this connection, self-care, and inquiry.

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Posted on March 28th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Banana Hazelnut Melt

This time of year, in the final stretch of winter, can leave us craving soothing, warming snacks. Today’s Kripalu Recipe is a sweet and tasty vegan treat, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. 2 slices good-quality bread Vegan Hazelnut Cocoa Spread (recipe below) 1 banana Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional) About 1 tablespoon Earth Balance […]

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Posted on March 25th, 2014 by in Yoga

My Long Love Affair with Kripalu Yoga

by Danna Faulds Looking back, it’s not surprising that my first encounter with Kripalu Yoga was so impactful. I was in the midst of a difficult divorce and grappling with anorexia. In other words, I was ripe for transformation. What does surprise me is that 30 years later, Kripalu Yoga is still as relevant to […]

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Posted on March 24th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Eight Ayurveda Tips for Weight Loss

By Sarajean Rudman In a society that constantly inundates us with the next best diet, it can be difficult to stay focused and know what’s actually beneficial and effective for healthy weight loss. Stress is one of the most significant causes of weight gain in our society, so the last thing we need is to stress […]

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Posted on March 23rd, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Be in the Moment

Allow yourself to simply be in this moment. Do a body scan and release tension, if you notice any. Take three deep breaths and embrace the present. See if you can infuse your day with the awareness that this moment has brought.

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Posted on March 22nd, 2014 by in Yoga

A Different Kind of Vision: Seeing the Practice from the Inside

by Jennifer Lang Over the past two decades, I’ve taken yoga classes in some far-flung places—Berlin, Lausanne, a tiny village in southern Thailand—as well as in Los Angeles, New York City, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. While every class was special in its own way, it was a Sunday morning vinyasa flow class in Philadelphia […]

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Posted on March 21st, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Barley Mushroom Soup

This week’s Kripalu recipe is a hearty and nourishing option for any meal of the day. Makes about eight cups. 1 cup pearled barley, rinsed well 1 cup celery, sliced 3 cups large white mushrooms, sliced 1 cup white onion, sliced 1 cup leeks, sliced ¼ cup carrot matchsticks 4 cups vegetable stock ¼ extra […]

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