Posted on April 6th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Be

Take a moment to breathe and simply be. Notice your breath and let it guide your mind to a state of quiet calm.

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Posted on April 5th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Observing Weight through Witness Consciousness

Often, a client comes to me wanting to lose weight, plops down in my office, and says, “When I’m good, I eat this, and when I’m bad, I eat that.” This report reminds me to pause, breathe, and prepare to dive into paradigm shifting. I invite the individual to consider a framework in which he [...]

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Posted on April 4th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Quinoa Egg Bake

Quinoa—a versatile, amino acid–rich grain—takes center stage in this recipe. Rich in B-vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, copper, iron, and manganese, it’s a great gluten-free option. The spinach, garlic, and onions are an immune-boosting trifecta while the eggs contribute choline, a nutrient important for neurological health. Makes one 9-inch baking pan. 1 small onion, [...]

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Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by in Nutrition

Spring: The Season of Detox

Spring is a natural time to clear away toxins so the body can reboot after a long, sluggish winter. “A detox diet is a way to clean house inside and out,” says Kripalu presenter Mark Hyman, MD, author of The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, a plan that eliminates sugar, processed foods, grains, dairy, [...]

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Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by in Yoga

The Yoga of Showing Up

by Elizabeth Shepardson Positive and healthy relationships among students and teachers in a classroom play an integral role in the level of success in the academic arena. Teachers are obligated to prepare students for the real world, and provide them with opportunities to learn and master 21st-century skills to help them achieve their dreams. As [...]

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Posted on April 1st, 2014 by in Healthy Living, On and Off the Mat, Yoga

Five Steps for Taking Yoga off the Mat

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’ve probably had this experience: You’re holding a pose and the tension is more than you can take. Your muscles are reaching their pain and stamina threshold, but the instructor reminds you to breathe into the sensation. And, when you do, you notice that you can tolerate the [...]

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Posted on March 31st, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Sugar and Your Body

By Mark Hyman, MD Americans consume 146 pounds of flour and 152 pounds of sugar per person per year—and flour raises your blood sugar more than table sugar. Sugar and flour are now proven to be biologically addictive. In some animal studies, sugar was found to be more addictive than cocaine. Sugar and refined carbs [...]

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Posted on March 30th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Serenity

Take a moment to pause and find serenity. Breathe into the moment and know that spring is on its way. As we inhale and exhale into this moment, set your intention for this connection, self-care, and inquiry.

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Posted on March 29th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

The Joy of Cooking: Self-Care in the Kitchen

The truth is, I’ve only recently started to cook. In my twenties and thirties, I wore my lack of domesticity as a badge of pride, a sign that I was a busy, independent woman. During those years, I worked late and often picked up takeout on the way home. That habit stayed with me for [...]

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Posted on March 28th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Banana Hazelnut Melt

This time of year, in the final stretch of winter, can leave us craving soothing, warming snacks. Today’s Kripalu Recipe is a sweet and tasty vegan treat, perfect for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up. 2 slices good-quality bread Vegan Hazelnut Cocoa Spread (recipe below) 1 banana Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional) About 1 tablespoon Earth Balance [...]

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