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Posted on March 13th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Banana-Oat Bran Muffins

These delicious muffins are so chock-full of nutrients they’re sure to keep you at a steady and content energy level throughout your morning. Makes 12 muffins 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 1/4 cup water 1 2/3 cups oat bran 1 cup oat flour 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 2/3 cup chopped walnuts 1 1/2 teaspoons baking […]

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Posted on March 8th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Vitality

Take a deep inhale. As you exhale, stick out your tongue and open your eyes wide, for a Lion’s Breath. When you’re done, close your eyes and soften your face. Notice the flush of energy created by this invigorating breathing exercise.

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Posted on March 6th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with Quinoa Crust

We love this simple and gluten-free version of quiche. The quinoa magically sinks to the bottom of the dish to create a delicious, thin crust. Makes one 9×13-inch quiche; serves 6–9 1 cup quinoa 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 Spanish onion, diced 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 4 cups medium-sized broccoli florets 12 eggs 2 […]

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Posted on March 4th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Pros and Cons of Fats

by Tiffany Cruikshank Fats and cholesterol are important components of life. Fats are responsible for many vital functions in the body. They are especially important for creating hormones, such as: sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone); adrenal hormones (cortisol that regulates metabolism); and steroid hormones and prostaglandins. Fats also create energy stores. They insulate and protect […]

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Posted on March 1st, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Wisdom

Close your eyes and tune into your breath. Allow the intuitive wisdom of your deeper self to emerge; what is it telling you?

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Posted on February 27th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Split Pea and Herb Soup

Besides being the perfect comfort food, this hearty soup boasts an unexpected nutritional powerhouse: thyme. Both thyme and thyme oil have demonstrated antioxidant protection in controlled studies. Enjoy, and be well! Serves 4 1 cup split green peas, rinsed and checked for stones 6 cups water or vegetable stock 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 […]

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Posted on February 25th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition, Studies, News, and Trends

Four Keys to Influencing Your Genes

In the conventional model of medicine, health is defined as the absence of disease. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but most of us want more. “There’s a huge distance between that definition and a state of well-being, resilience, and vibrancy,” says Lisa B. Nelson, Medical Director for Kripalu Healthy Living programs. The more we […]

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Posted on February 23rd, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Art and Science of Yoga Nidra: A Q&A with Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500, is a Kripalu School of Yoga faculty member and the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra and Five Element Yoga. Her CD, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, has been the best-selling CD in the Kripalu Shop for years. We asked her to tell us about the benefits of yoga nidra, and why […]

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