Posted on September 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Trees: A Love Story

One morning, as this year’s interminable winter gave way to spring, I took myself out for a walk. Strolling though my favorite park, I was arrested by the sight of a shining silver birch. An exuberant “Hi!” escaped my lips before I could catch it. Looking around, I wondered if anyone had heard me talking […]

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Posted on September 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Transformative Power of Self-Care

By Renee Peterson Trudeau You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere. —Anonymous Growing up the oldest of seven children (five boys and two girls), I remember breakfast at our house being extremely hectic. […]

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Posted on September 16th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Three Keys to Radical Happiness and True Power

By David Harshada Wagner Everyone wants to be powerful, free, and happy. Isn’t it funny that so few of us really are? If you’re reading this, then you probably aren’t content with momentary happiness or superficial power. I teach about accessing radical happiness and true power, and not settling for less—concepts that sound good, but […]

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Posted on September 15th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

No Shame

Just how prevalent is fat shaming? In a study recently published in the Journal of Health Psychology, 50 women were asked to keep a diary for one week, documenting every time they were insulted, humiliated, or bullied because of their size. The results: 1,077 instances when people’s reactions made the women feel “less than.” Most […]

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Posted on September 14th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Stillness

Enjoy a moment of stillness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on September 13th, 2014 by in Relationships

Relationships as Spiritual Practice

Not long ago, a student asked me, “What do you think has been the most healing experience of your yoga practice?” The question gave me pause. My mind started scrolling through a list of my favorite practices. Was it nadi shodhana? Asana? Meditation? My experience of Ayurveda? Slightly stumped, I replied that it was probably […]

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Posted on September 12th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Rice and Nut Salad

Pumpkin seeds are one of the best overall nuts/seeds to supplement the diet, according to nutritionist John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD, a Kripalu presenter. They’re a great source of magnesium and an excellent source of other minerals, such as zinc. And they add crunch and flavor to this week’s Kripalu Recipe! Serves two. 2 cups cooked […]

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Posted on September 11th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Meditation

Bhakti: The Practice of Love

by Lorin Roche Lorin Roche’s book The Radiance Sutras is a contemporary interpretation of the 112 contemplative meditations known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, one of the earliest teachings on yoga meditation. The first written version appeared in Kashmir around 800 AD, and was likely handed down orally for generations before that. In this excerpt, […]

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