By Bess Hochstein I used to be an Ashtanga warrior. It’s not for nothing that Beryl Bender Birch called her book on Ashtanga Power Yoga; during the heyday of my practice, I felt powerful and invincible every morning when I hit the mat. As someone who started yoga later in life, near 40, I recognized […]
Dates add a delicious sweetness to these roasted vegetables. Carrots are a source of beta carotene and disease-fighting flavonoids, and the red of beets comes from specific phytochemicals, called anthocyanins, that have potential health benefits such as supporting the cardiovascular system, lowering the risk of certain types of cancer, and aiding memory function. Enjoy this […]
A combat veteran charts a new course as a yoga teacher by J.L. Pizarro I never believed anything bad could happen to me. I was raised in a middle-class suburb near San Juan, Puerto Rico. I was going to be a doctor, just as my parents wanted me to. As a pre-med student, I had […]
by Erin Casperson Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, with roots in ancient India and rich applications in modern life. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” emphasizes diet and lifestyle choices to maintain health and bring balance to the body and mind, while living in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Optimize your digestion with these […]
By Dan Leven Sometimes my creative spirit is like a bear hibernating; at other times, it’s like a blossoming field of sunflowers. When I teach Kripalu Noon Dance, I often find myself in that field of sunflowers. This creative state is not just a frame of mind, it encompasses the body and breath as well. My […]
Enjoy this moment of mindfulness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness. By starting each day from a solid foundation of calm, we can be more useful to the community, to our families, and to each other. Breathe.
By Janet Arnold-Grych “Tea gives one vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose when taken over a long period of time.” —Lu Yu, eighth-century tea scholar Tea: There’s something almost magical about that infusion of earth and water. Tea’s origin is surrounded in myth, but its elevation to ceremony can be traced […]
Once maligned for their fat content, avocados are now considered a superfood, great at helping reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. Research shows that eating one avocado a day has a dramatic effect on blood lipids—without causing weight gain. The fat in an avocado is largely monounsaturated and contains a group of phytosterols that reduce […]