Writing as a Mirror of the Self

Posted on July 20th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Inner View

Writing as a Mirror of the Self

by Dominique Christina What is it about writing that fuels an appropriate reckoning? For me, writing is a meditation. It is a form of self-expression that, when engaged deliberately, offers a way in to the parts of yourself that you are, perhaps, unaware of. Writing also asks us to grapple with and have an intentional […]

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Posted on July 17th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Scrambled Tofu

Serves three to four. ½ small onion, chopped 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 pound firm tofu 2 cups chopped spinach or chard ½ carrot, grated ½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon basil 1 tablespoon tamari Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté. Add […]

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Posted on July 15th, 2015 by in Studies, News, and Trends

The Miracle of Learning: Neuroplasticity and Free Will

by Lisa Wimberger When I think of neuroplasticity and the brain, I can’t help but feel giddy. We are so fortunate to live in the age of the brain, when science has put these amazing neural machines of ours at the forefront of research and discovery. We know so little about how the brain works, […]

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Stop Performing, Start Experiencing

by Peter Bregman The night before our wedding, Eleanor and I stood awkwardly in the center of a large room, surrounded by our family and our closest friends. There was no particular reason to be uncomfortable; this was just a rehearsal. Still, we were in the spotlight and things weren’t going smoothly. Neither the rabbi […]

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Posted on July 10th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers

Put this zesty burger recipe on your grilling agenda this summer. Makes four burgers. ¼ cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound organic ground turkey meat 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard Pinch salt Pinch black […]

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Posted on July 9th, 2015 by in Life Lessons, Yoga

Loving My Body, Loving Myself

Kripalu Yoga teacher Rachel Estapa, founder of More to Love, shares how yoga teacher training supports her mission to cultivate compassion and body acceptance.

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My Year as a Spiritual Gangster: A Voice from Long Ago

by Lisa Lampanelli Lisa Lampanelli is a professional comedian, writer, and actor who lives primarily in New York City. She began to call Kripalu her second home in mid-2014, when a family crisis led her on a quest to bring new meaning into her life. Since then, Lisa has attended programs and R&R Retreats at […]

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Posted on July 6th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Open Hips, Open Mind: Exploring the Mind-Body Connection

by Reyna Eistenstark I was talking to a woman who has been practicing yoga daily for years when she said, as kind of an aside, “You know how hip openers can be really emotional for people.” This was not a question but a statement. She immediately moved on to something else, but that thought stayed […]

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