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Posted on July 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Open Hips, Open Mind: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

by Reyna Eistenstark I was talking to a woman who has been practicing yoga daily for years when she said, as kind of an aside, “You know how hip openers can be really emotional for people.” This was not a question but a statement. She immediately moved on to something else, but that thought stayed […]

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Posted on July 3rd, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Strawberry Rice Salad

A unique and delicious summer salad from the Kripalu Kitchen. For the salad 1 cup cooked white basmati rice or wild rice ½ cup diced frozen mango, thawed ¼ cup sliced fresh dates ½ cup fresh sliced strawberries ¼ cup sliced celery A handful of parsley (optional) For the dressing ¼ cup Veganaise™ (egg-less mayonnaise) […]

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Posted on July 1st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

As the Lights Come On

by Danna Faulds On a recent visit to Richmond, Virginia, my husband and I had the opportunity to stroll along Monument Avenue at twilight. The larger-than-life statues of Southern leaders and Arthur Ashe, the tennis star and Richmond native, were fascinating, but what really drew me in were the grand houses built along the avenue […]

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Posted on June 26th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Chilled Watermelon Soup

The essence of summer! Serves eight. 6 pounds (or 9 cups) yellow or red seedless watermelon, diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup lightly sweet white wine (such as Riesling) or ¾ cup water mixed with ¼ cup sugar 1 teaspoon chopped ginger 8 teaspoons crumbled […]

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Posted on June 24th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Five Key Principles for Living a More Balanced Life

by Renée Peterson Trudeau Growing up with a parent who suffered from clinical depression and navigating a heaping dose of dysfunction, stress, anxiety and “not feeling enough” the first 30 years of my life left me highly motivated to want to feel good. The primary drive for the work I do now—helping people enhance balance […]

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Posted on June 22nd, 2015 by in Life Lessons, Yoga

Your Summer Reading List: Recommendations from Kripalu Faculty and Staff

This is the season when we give ourselves permission to read for pure pleasure. Maybe it’s a holdover from back when June meant “no more pencils, no more books”—time to swap out the algebra textbook for a juicy Danielle Steele novel. We asked Kripalu staff and faculty to share a few of their favorites to […]

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Posted on June 19th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Salad

This is the absolute best—the flavor mix is amazing, and it is very, very cooling on hot days. Just eyeball the quantities to suit your current tastes. Watermelon Mint Kalamata olives Red onions Lime juice Feta cheese Olive oil Mix together and enjoy!

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Posted on June 17th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise, Yoga

Fatherhood, Low-Back Pain, and Immortality

by Micah Mortali Before my wife and I had our first child, I had been a Kripalu Yoga teacher for about six years, and had been practicing yoga for a decade. I was passionate about my practice, and often woke before the sun and started my days diving deep within—with breath retentions and bandhas, followed […]

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