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Posted on May 3rd, 2014 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

From the Mat to the Clinic: Yoga Enters Mainstream Medicine

by Bess Hochstein At tax time, I go through my records (basically a box of receipts), and pull one out and set it aside. It’s a receipt for yoga classes and, thanks to my forward-thinking health insurance plan, I get reimbursed for the cost. That’s a relatively new-to-me benefit. Gym memberships have commonly been reimbursable […]

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Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Squash-a-Roni

Butternut squash is “golden” when it comes to its carotenoid content—plant compounds that are converted to vitamin A in the body, essential for our immune systems to ward off colds, viruses, and bacterial infections. The tahini adds to the creamy texture of this recipe and increases the calcium content, important for happy bones. Enjoy this […]

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Posted on April 30th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

Nine Yoga Poses to Balance Your Kapha

by Sarajean Rudman Ayurveda recognizes three doshas, or humors—vata, pitta, and kapha—that make up our bodily constitutions in different combinations. We each have a unique makeup of these doshas in different quantities. Kapha dosha, a combination of the elements of earth and water, rules the springtime. The main seat of kapha in the body is […]

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Posted on April 29th, 2014 by in Yoga

Heart Wisdom and Kundalini Yoga

When I first moved to Los Angeles a few years ago, I started taking a writing class with a teacher who wanted us to start the class as centered and alert as possible. Before we began writing, she’d have one of her students lead us in Kundalini Yoga, one of the more spiritual styles of […]

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Posted on April 28th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Reflections of a Pack Rat

By Lara Tupper “The root of suffering is attachment.” —The Buddha I’ve moved 10 times in the past 14 years, from various hotels in Asia to apartments in New York City to Kripalu and nearby towns in the Berkshires. I’m about to move again, to another small Massachusetts town, and there I plan to stay. […]

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Posted on April 27th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Clarity

Take a moment to pause. As we inhale and exhale into this moment, set your intention for self-care, connection, and clarity.

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Posted on April 26th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

The Geography of Emotion

by Erin Casperson A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us […]

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Posted on April 25th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Spinach Filo Pie

Spinach Filo Pie, or spanakopita, is a Greek staple that can serve as a breakfast food, a quick bite of lunch, an appetizer, or an elegant dinner. We make ours with filo dough, lots of greens—spinach and chard work best—and feta cheese. Greens are excellent foods for building stronger bones, and they provide the body […]

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