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Posted on August 9th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in phenols, including the anthocyanins that give this summer fruit its bright-red color and antioxidant potency. Antioxidants protect the body’s cell structure from oxidative stress and other damage. Ellagitannins, another phenol in strawberries, has been associated with lower rates of cancer. Dark chocolate also contains phenols (cocoa phenols). Studies suggest that in […]

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Posted on August 8th, 2013 by in Yoga

Maya Breuer brings Roots, Rhythm, and Soul to Kripalu

When Maya Breuer first discovered Kripalu in the 1980s, she felt as if she was home —“like I had been here before,” she recalls. “The yoga and the compassion I encountered felt familiar on such a deep level that I intuitively knew this was a place where I could heal.” In the 25 years since, […]

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Posted on August 5th, 2013 by in Yoga

Yoga in the Schools

Kat Olson, guest blogger One of the biggest perks of my yearlong internship with the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) program (an initiative of Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL)) is the fieldwork—going into our participating schools to interact with the kids, and working side-by-side with our amazing teachers and researchers. This past January, […]

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Posted on August 5th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Dosha Notions: Pitta in Balance

Erin Casperson, Kripalu School of Ayurveda Intern As August rolls on, pitta aggravation is in full force for many of us. The hot, moist/oily, light, spreading, penetrating, and pungent qualities of the summer season have settled into the body and mind for many of us, creating dis-ease. This is especially true if your constitution is […]

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Posted on August 4th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Peace

Take this moment of peace to set your intention for the day.

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Posted on August 3rd, 2013 by in Yoga

Sizing Up: Yoga for Larger Bodies

by Bess Hochstein, guest blogger It’s an all-too-familiar scenario: Someone I meet for the first time is surprised to learn that I have a serious Ashtanga Yoga practice, simply because I don’t look like a svelte “yoga babe.” I’ve got curves, and I do yoga, and I’m fine with that, but even after decades of […]

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Posted on August 2nd, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Guacamole and Refried Beans

Avocados—Not All Fat Is Bad It’s hard to imagine a combination of Kripalu recipes that offers more benefits for the cardiovascular system than this guacamole and the refried beans below. Both avocados and beans are incredible at lowering blood lipids (cholesterol), blood pressure, and blood sugar. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats and plant sterols, […]

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Posted on July 30th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Everything’s Coming Up Ayurveda!

by Erin Casperson, Kripalu School of Ayurveda Intern With the growing season comes opportunities to plant, sprout, and grow—in our lives and in the earth. The Ayurvedic herb garden at Kripalu is a sacred space that provides a container for both literal and metaphorical growth. Each year, the graduates of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda’s […]

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