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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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Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by in Ask the Expert, Meditation, Yoga

The How, What, and Why of Meditation

In this edition of Ask the Expert, Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds. faculty members for the Kripalu School of Yoga, share their wisdom on the topic of meditation. The practice of meditation on a regular basis can reap great rewards. How important is meditation as part of the yogic path? Jashoda The practices of hatha […]

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Posted on April 20th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Stillness

Take a moment of stillness to pause and to breathe. As you let go, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on April 18th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Maple-Walnut Scones

This scone recipe is from our recipe book Kripalu Breakfast: Savory and Sweet. These scones are a delicious vegan treat that will satisfy omnivores as well. And they offer benefits beyond taste, since they include nutrient-dense ingredients like walnuts, soy, and rolled oats. Makes 12 scones 1 cup cold non-hydrogenated shortening ¼ cup soy or […]

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Posted on April 17th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Embracing Beginner’s Mind

by Janet Arnold-Grych One of my favorite stories about yogic luminary B.K.S. Iyengar is that, decades into teaching and practicing, he continued to tell his students that he hadn’t yet perfected Mountain pose. Mountain pose, for a man who did headstands into his 80s, was probably not physically challenging. But Iyengar knew that asserting mastery […]

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Posted on April 14th, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Yoga in Schools Isn’t Just for Kids: How Teachers Benefit

by Jane Rosen Two years before the end of my 36-year career as an educator, I started practicing yoga and sharing it with my fourth-grade class. In those two years, I saw the profound effects of yoga on my students’ learning, the emotional climate of my classroom, my interactions with students, my satisfaction with teaching, […]

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Posted on April 13th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Quiet

Take this moment of quiet to simply breathe. Find your center and let it carry you into the day.

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Posted on April 11th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen, Nutrition

Kripalu Recipe: Red Pepper Polenta

Garlic has a range of cardiovascular benefits, protects against cancer, and can even help promote healthy weight, due to its flavonoids and a unique set of sulfur-containing nutrients, in addition to vitamins C and B6, selenium, and manganese. For good measure, bright lemons and red bell peppers are rich in a variety of detox-supporting, health-enhancing […]

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