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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Posted on October 9th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Nutritional Healing and the Art of the Cleanse

At least once a year, before winter arrives, I take my car in for a tune-up. My mechanic adds fluids, cleans the filters, and returns it to me like it’s brand new. I wouldn’t think of not giving my car this annual cleanup, but offering my body an internal cleanse is admittedly a newer concept. […]

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Posted on October 8th, 2014 by in Nutrition

Guest Recipe: Vegetable Curry

by David HirschDavid Hirsch has been involved with the famed Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, since 1976. An avid gardener as well as a cook, David is the author of Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden and coauthor of 12 Moosewood Collective cookbooks. This recipe is a medley of late-summer vegetables, including corn, which gives the […]

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