Posted on October 17th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Corn Chowder

Kripalu Lead Nutritionist Annie B. Kay has plenty of good things to say about this classic comfort food. Potatoes are high in fiber and rich in nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids, making them excellent protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Onions are one of the richest sources of cancer-fighting polyphenols. Celery is rich […]

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Posted on October 16th, 2014 by in On and Off the Mat, Yoga

Pilgrims on the Path

By Julie Balter I am signing a new lease on life. I moved to the Berkshires from Miami last fall and it’s my one-year anniversary as a Kripalu staff member. After some deep reflection (the kind I’ve learned to do here), I’ve decided to stay on. I’m buying snow tires, and setting roots in these […]

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Posted on October 15th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Secret to Creating a Resilient Life

One of the common myths about resilience is that some people are simply born with it, while the rest of us aren’t. The good news is that anyone can build the skills necessary to cope and even thrive in difficult times. The first step is recognizing that resilience is a choice,” explains Kripalu faculty member Maria […]

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Posted on October 14th, 2014 by in Yoga

Behind the Peaceful Gaze: Biopic of a Yogi

by Shannon Sexton The life of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, wasn’t an easy one. A new biopic, Awake: The Life of Yogananda, gets behind the influential guru’s peaceful, penetrating gaze. Yogananda, who arrived in the United States in 1920, attracted thousands of attendees at his cross-continental lectures and made the ancient […]

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Posted on October 13th, 2014 by in Meditation

Zazen and the Practice of Simply Sitting

Years ago, when I was in my 30s, I conducted a television interview with a Zen Buddhist priest about the transformative power of meditation. At the time, I’d dabbled with various types of meditation, but certainly didn’t practice it regularly and couldn’t attest to its benefits. While I really liked the priest and everything she […]

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Posted on October 12th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Breathe

Take a moment to be in your body and revel in the awe of self-awareness. As we inhale and exhale, set your intention for this connection, self-care, and inquiry.

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Posted on October 11th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Breathe, Relax, Feel, Watch, Allow: The Practice of Being Present

Kripalu Scholar-in-Residence Stephen Cope, best-selling author of Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, takes us step by step through the core Kripalu Yoga practice known as BRFWA—a powerful tool for coming home to ourselves. The very centerpiece of all meditative technique is the simple practice of being present for experience. Being fully here, […]

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Posted on October 10th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Three Sisters Casserole with Cornbread Topping

Squash, beans, and corn were christened “the three sisters” by Native American farmers who found that the plants supported and benefited each other: the corn provided a structure for the beans to climb; the beans provided nitrogen to the soil; and the squash spread along the ground, preventing weeds. Enjoy this Kripalu Recipe, which honors […]

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