Posted on November 11th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Conscious Living

Eight Ayurvedic Tips for Soothing the Mind

Ayurveda promotes mental well-being by bringing the body and mind back into balance through following the rhythms of nature. “When the body becomes exhausted from living again the stream, we don’t have the energy, so we become anxious,” says Kripalu presenter and Ayurveda expert John Douillard. “And when we become totally exhausted, we become depressed.” […]

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Posted on November 10th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Brief Glimpses Can Change Everything

By Danna Faulds On a weekend bike trip in rural Virginia recently, my husband and I caught a glimpse of a bald eagle flying downriver. It was late afternoon and the eagle’s majestic white head and tail were lit by the sun. As we watched, the bird’s broad, brown wings carried it quickly out of […]

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Posted on November 9th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Quiet

Enjoy this moment of quiet to simply breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for self-awareness. Happy Sunday!

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Posted on November 7th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Baked Winter Squash with Honey Walnuts

Try experimenting with this Kripalu Recipe—it works wonderfully with a variety of squashes, including butternut, buttercup, kabocha, and delicata. This is a great go-to recipe for holiday dinners. Serves four to six. ¾ cup walnuts 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon rapidura or sucanat 6 cups winter squash, peeled and cut into large cubes 2 tablespoons […]

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Posted on November 6th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Begin Now, Mess and All

By Janet Arnold-Grych Start Where You Are. The directive is simple, and yet sometimes menacingly daunting. How to just begin when things aren’t in order? When there isn’t time? When the unknown looms larger than the desired outcome? Start Where You Are. I read the book title again, staring at it. I felt almost a […]

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Posted on November 5th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Studies, News, and Trends

Ayurvedic Cold and Flu Remedies

by Shannon Sexton If you find yourself sniffling, sneezing, or coughing—or if you’re down for the count with the flu—try these all-natural remedies from Ayurveda. Some of them are also backed by modern science. Flush out toxins. You know the old adage: Drink plenty of fluids when you’re sick (to prevent dehydration and mobilize congestion, […]

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Posted on November 4th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Practices to Bring Light Into Your Winter

by Bess Hochstein There’s an annual ritual in our household. When the days get shorter, my husband plugs in a special lamp that simulates sunlight. Prone to seasonal affective disorder (SAD), he finds that a half hour under the lamp, at sunrise and sunset, helps regulate his moods as daylight wanes. Even without a diagnosis […]

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Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by in Relationships

How to Reconnect in Your Relationship

by Sarajean Rudman At the beginning of a relationship, you’re often in a whirlwind of excitement and joy. You might spend the first few months of courting in a state of blind bliss—smiling at strangers for no reason, getting lost in daydreams, and herding the army of butterflies that have taken up residence in your […]

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