Posted on August 21st, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Cocoa Berry Muffins

Makes 12 muffins 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour ½ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup sucanat or brown sugar ½ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon sea salt 1 ⅓ cups unsweetened soy milk ½ cup sunflower oil 3 tablespoons applesauce 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup […]

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My Year as a Spiritual Gangster: A Step Forward, a Step Back, and an Apology

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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Why Getting Outside Is So Good For You

by Bess Hochstein I took a new job in California this year, and one of the best perks is the location of the company’s headquarters. The office sits in an old apple orchard, and every day, from my desk on the second floor, I watch a steady stream of my colleagues strolling along a path […]

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Posted on August 14th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 12 cookies. ½ cup almond butter ¼ cup Earth Balance ¾ cup maple syrup 3 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon vanilla 1½ cup whole grain flour or flour combination (spelt, pastry, rice) 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1½ cup rolled oats Optional: ½ cup raisins ½ cup pepitas Preheat […]

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Posted on August 12th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Nutrition

Ayurvedic Nutrition for Health and Well-Being

Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, offers empowering tools to help you make sound nutritional decisions. In Ayurveda, no food is off-limits; rather, moderation and mindfulness are key. Ayurveda helps us “peel back the layers in order to discover the truth of who we really are,” says Cat Pacini, Program Coordinator for the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. […]

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Posted on August 7th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Savory Baked Tofu

Serves 2–4 1 pound firm tofu 3 tablespoons tamari or natural soy sauce ½ cup water 3 tablespoons mirin or cooking wine 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 1 tablespoon fresh basil ½ tablespoon fresh dill Pinch of cayenne Rinse tofu and cut into desired shape—cubes or cutlet style both […]

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Posted on August 5th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Aging as A Spiritual Catalyst

by Janet Arnold-Grych Joseph Campbell suggested that it’s not the meaning of life we seek as much as “the rapture of being alive,” the ability to experience life in all its richness and depth. As we age, a natural pivot occurs. We are drawn to look inward, to assess our experiences, actions, and impact. Have […]

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Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

How Yoga Gives Adolescents Happier, Healthier Lives

As a prosecutor in the New York State juvenile criminal justice system, Carl Rubino knows firsthand what adolescents are up against. As a Kripalu Yoga teacher, he’s giving them the tools to change the course of their lives. “From my many years as a prosecutor, I know that a key to preventing recurring criminal behavior […]

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