by Jess Frey There is more to life than increasing its speed. —Mohandas K. Gandhi Go-go-go. More-more-more. Faster-harder-better. We live in a culture of speed and disconnect—disconnect from self, others, and the world around us, which gradually takes us away from the natural rhythms and cycles of our body, nature, and life. Conditions such as […]
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by Dan Leven Many of us have heard the phrase “listen to your body” while in a yoga class. We know that this suggestion essentially means that we shouldn’t over-stretch or push past our limits. If we don’t listen to our bodies, we might end up injured or exhausted. You might also have heard about […]
Physical well-being. Lightness of heart. Clarity of mind. Inner and outer health and fulfillment. Weight loss. Purpose, intention, and direction. If you could produce these sorts of results without any cost, equipment, office visits, travel, or special talent, would you be interested? If all it took was 30 minutes a day, would you take the […]
by Randal Williams We all must travel a long distance in this physical body. If we do not care for it, how can we reach our goal? —Swami Kripalu Inspired by yoga’s sister science of Ayurveda, self-care is one of the three guiding principles that define Kripalu’s approach to yoga teacher training. (The other two […]
Today’s recipe comes from guest chef and Kripalu presenter Leslie Cerier, an internationally recognized farm-to-table chef, recipe developer, educator, and author of six cookbooks. Amaranth is a tiny, nutty-flavored grain, one of the few that is a complete protein with more fiber and iron than most grains. It’s delicious cooked in combination with other grains, […]
by Annie B. Kay How you choose to spend the first moments of the day can create a template for how that day unfolds. Integrating dinacharya—Ayurvedic self-care routines—into your daily schedule sets you up for greater balance and well-being. One of my favorites morning routines is abhyanga, Ayurveda’s daily ritual of oil self-massage, which promotes […]
by Renée Peterson Trudeau I was recently at a dinner party and found myself in a corner with a heart surgeon, discussing the concept of self-care. Like many in the health care field, she saw self-care as something you should do for your physical health—exercise, eat well, get enough sleep. But that’s where her definition […]