Healthy Living

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Posted on August 6th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Ayurveda for Your Summer Vacation

by Brian Leaf My wife, Gwen, loves to travel during the summer—the more exotic the better. Her ideal trip: a walking tour across China. She’d try every new food. She’d thrive on the unfamiliar experiences and days of interminable rambling. She’d end the trip feeling younger and more fit than ever. I would probably accompany […]

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Posted on August 5th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Summer Foodie

One of the best things about summer is eating fresh produce in season. Nutritionist and Kripalu presenter John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, highly recommends buying organic, especially for produce contaminated with the highest levels of pesticides and herbicides, known as The Dirty Dozen. (That list, compiled by the Environmental Working Group, currently includes apples, strawberries, grapes, […]

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Posted on July 12th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Practicing Progress, Not Perfection

As an early adolescent, I spent a lot of time looking at Vogue magazine. I was especially taken by Brooke Shields and her high-fashion spreads. She and I were the same age, yet she had pencil-thin legs and a mostly flat chest. By age 13, my body was already quite developed. I looked years older […]

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Posted on June 28th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Yoga Nidra: The Antidote to Modern Life

I was not the type of child who enjoyed staying up late. Whether I was at home or at a slumber party, when I began to feel the Sandman calling, off to bed I went. I knew the intense discomfort I’d experience the next day if I hadn’t slept enough. My eyes would be heavy; […]

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Outliving a Food Craving

Do you ever wonder how to outlive a food craving when it’s happening? Kripalu Yoga teacher and Senior Life Coach Aruni Nan Futuronsky shares her wisdom on self-observation without judgment and realigning in the moment.

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Posted on June 24th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Mind-Belly Connection

The Western beauty ideal has a flat belly and washboard abs. Clothes are designed to girdle the gut, or to hide it. We often try to make the belly simply go away, and many of us feel badly if our bellies do anything but. Controlling our bellies is our outward sign of self-control, and if […]

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Posted on June 11th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Regaining Balance

A Kripalu Yoga teacher and cancer survivor gets back on her paddleboard by Natalie Smith Waking up in the hospital, I couldn’t do anything for myself. Even breathing was a chore. I had just undergone a bilateral mastectomy to treat breast cancer, and I felt frustrated and powerless. Before my illness, I was a Kripalu […]

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Posted on June 10th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Dirty Dozen and 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

Last year, we published an article about organic food and how to decide what to purchase when comparing organics to other conventional fruit and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2014 list of produce containing the highest and least amounts of pesticides. The list changes frequently, based on crop conditions in a […]

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