Healthy Living

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Posted on November 17th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living, Meditation, Yoga

Slow Down: Restoring Pathways to Connection

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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Posted on October 5th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Inner View

Learning to Listen to Your Body

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 […]

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

Why Do Pranayama?

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 […]

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Posted on September 21st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living, Teachers Corner

Self-Care to Nourish the Yoga Teacher

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 […]

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Posted on September 18th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Kripalu Kitchen, Nutrition

Guest Recipe: Amaranth and Corn Croquettes from Leslie Cerier

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, […]

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The Benefits of Abhyanga, the Loving Practice of Self-Massage

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 […]

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Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Balancing Breath: Harmonizing Yin and Yang with Nadi Shodhana

by Portland Helmich Lately, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends—working a full-time job while supplementing my income with writing, acting, and voiceover work. I find myself driving hither and yon for meetings and gigs on top of my commute, which is at least 45 minutes one way. Meanwhile, I try to get to […]

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Posted on August 31st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living, Words from the Wise

Seven Reasons Why I Practice Self-Care

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 […]

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