Healthy Living

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Posted on July 27th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Ayurveda for Keeping Your Cool

According to Ayurveda, it’s the season of pitta—hot, sharp and bright—and that can make us feel like wilted flowers, drained of energy, or we can find ourselves getting more easily irritated and hot-tempered. If you find yourself getting agitated, critical, and impatient during the dog days of summer, these practices from the Kripalu School of […]

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Posted on June 15th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

The Pursuit of Happiness: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology for Lawyers

by Bruce Sherman Virtually every aspect of the practice of law, ranging from the personal well-being of lawyers to law school education to specific practice areas, can benefit from the practice of mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Lawyers are professional pessimists. They regulate their emotions in order to be effective. Too often, lawyers are in the […]

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Posted on May 4th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

The Benefits of Qigong for Body, Mind, and Soul

We live in a culture that associates aging with decline, infirmity, isolation, and depression. But, in the qigong tradition, there’s a saying, “The older, the stronger, the wiser, and the happier.” What a reversal of our Western way of viewing the aging process. Rooted in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, qigong is an ancient […]

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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 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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The Care and Feeding of Your Brain

A Q&A with Kathie Madonna Swift Kathie Madonna Swift, RDN, is a registered dietitian nutritionist working in the field of integrative and holistic nutrition. A Healthy Living faculty member at Kripalu and a pioneer in the Food As Medicine culinary nutrition movement, she is author of The Swift Diet: 4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, […]

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Living the Weight-Loss Journey

We look up to our teachers for their wisdom and knowledge. We value them as guides and mentors, as experts in their fields. But their expertise is born from experience. Aruni Nan Futuronsky and Annie B. Kay, who coteach The Kripalu Approach to Diet: An Integrative Weight-Loss Program, know only too well the restrictiveness of […]

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