Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on August 14th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Makes 12 cookies. ½ cup almond butter ¼ cup Earth Balance ¾ cup maple syrup 3 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon vanilla 1½ cup whole grain flour or flour combination (spelt, pastry, rice) 1 teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1½ cup rolled oats Optional: ½ cup raisins ½ cup pepitas Preheat […]

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Posted on August 12th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Nutrition

Ayurvedic Nutrition for Health and Well-Being

Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, offers empowering tools to help you make sound nutritional decisions. In Ayurveda, no food is off-limits; rather, moderation and mindfulness are key. Ayurveda helps us “peel back the layers in order to discover the truth of who we really are,” says Cat Pacini, Program Coordinator for the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. […]

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I Love Me, I Love Me Not: The Practice of Unconditional Self-Love

by Kim Childs In June, I gave myself a 30-day challenge to look in the mirror each morning and say, “I love you.” It seemed like a simple practice. But as the saying goes, simple does not always mean easy. I’d heard about this exercise from author Louise Hay, who advocates positive self-talk and affirmations […]

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Posted on August 7th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Savory Baked Tofu

Serves 2–4 1 pound firm tofu 3 tablespoons tamari or natural soy sauce ½ cup water 3 tablespoons mirin or cooking wine 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 1 tablespoon fresh basil ½ tablespoon fresh dill Pinch of cayenne Rinse tofu and cut into desired shape—cubes or cutlet style both […]

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Posted on August 5th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Aging as A Spiritual Catalyst

by Janet Arnold-Grych Joseph Campbell suggested that it’s not the meaning of life we seek as much as “the rapture of being alive,” the ability to experience life in all its richness and depth. As we age, a natural pivot occurs. We are drawn to look inward, to assess our experiences, actions, and impact. Have […]

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Posted on August 3rd, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends, Yoga

How Yoga Gives Adolescents Happier, Healthier Lives

As a prosecutor in the New York State juvenile criminal justice system, Carl Rubino knows firsthand what adolescents are up against. As a Kripalu Yoga teacher, he’s giving them the tools to change the course of their lives. “From my many years as a prosecutor, I know that a key to preventing recurring criminal behavior […]

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Posted on July 31st, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: French Lentil Salad

Serves 4 1 cup French lentils 2 ½ cups water 1 bay leaf ½ cup cherry tomatoes or red or green grapes, cut into halves or quarters ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled or cut into small cubes ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced red onion 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint 2 tablespoons minced […]

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Posted on July 29th, 2015 by in Yoga

Cool It! Tips for a Summer Yoga Practice

by Jess Frey Each season offers the opportunity to align our internal environment to the natural rhythms and cycles of nature. Empower yourself to find harmony within by shifting your personal yoga practice to balance the qualities evoked by the season. The summer months can elicit qualities of warmth, excess activity, indigestion, burning eyes, and […]

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