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 13 years old, my body was already quite developed. I looked years […]
The lazy days of summer are here! This week, our Kripalu Recipe is one of our favorite summer dishes—a huge salad that highlights seasonal, fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Make sure the mango is really ripe so the dressing is sweet and smooth. Alternatively, add slices of mango to the salad and, instead of dressing, drizzle […]
by Sudha Carolyn Lundeen Statistics show that people in the United States and abroad are practicing yoga in ever-increasing numbers. Some call it a fad that will eventually fade away. Yet the profound physical and psychological benefits that so many experience lead me to think otherwise. As medical and yogic research expands, empirical evidence places […]
In this edition of Ask the Expert, clinical psychologist Maria Sirois, PsyD, who teaches the Kripalu Healthy Living program Rejuvenate and Reclaim Life After 40, talks about the challenges and opportunities of midlife—and how mindfulness can make all the difference. Q Can practicing yoga and meditation help us live longer, healthier lives? A Research shows […]
By Arnie Kozak These days, there’s a growing consciousness about the value of introversion. Introverts are awakening to their style of being and at the same time can pursue awakening with mindfulness as a way to embrace the introverted life fully. Many introverts, myself among them, have felt devalued in the face of extrovert culture. […]
Like many people I know, I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety at various points in my life. We’re not alone. The World Health Organization has stated that by the year 2030, depression and anxiety will be our number-one global disease burden, second only to AIDS. It’s a staggering statistic. To cope, some turn to psychotherapy […]
This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a yummy frittata that’s satisfying for any meal of the day. It’s also a great one to make ahead of time—it can be refrigerated and then warmed, or eaten cold with a salad. Makes one 8-inch square pan. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium […]
Do you sit at a desk all day? The dangers of sitting have been in the news a lot lately, so practice self-care during the day by taking breaks to move. Kripalu Yoga Teacher Michelle Dalbec shares stretches for opening your hips and nurturing your lower back.