The Balancing Breath: Harmonizing Yin and Yang with Nadi Shodhana

Posted on September 2nd, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

The Balancing Breath: Harmonizing Yin and Yang with Nadi Shodhana

by Portland Helmich Lately, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends—working a full-time job while supplementing my income with writing, acting, and voiceover work. I find myself driving hither and yon for meetings and gigs on top of my commute, which is at least 45 minutes one way. Meanwhile, I try to get to […]

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Posted on August 31st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living, Words from the Wise

Seven Reasons Why I Practice Self-Care

by Renée Peterson Trudeau I was recently at a dinner party and found myself in a corner with a heart surgeon, discussing the concept of self-care. Like many in the health care field, she saw self-care as something you should do for your physical health—exercise, eat well, get enough sleep. But that’s where her definition […]

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Posted on August 28th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Cucumber Mint Raita

Serves 4 1 cup plain yogurt ½ cucumber, peeled and de-seeded, cut into small cubes 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon roasted cumin seeds Pinch of black pepper Combine all ingredients and serve garnished with fresh mint leaves. © Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. All rights reserved. To request […]

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Posted on August 26th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

A Ritual for Shedding the Past

by Alberto Villoldo In the southern hemisphere, home of the earth-based traditions of the Andes, the Southern Cross constellation occupies a prominent place in the psyche, as well as in the sky. The four stars in the Southern Cross orient the stargazer and symbolically reflect the progression through the four stages of the Medicine Wheel […]

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Posted on August 24th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen, Nutrition, On and Off the Mat

Off the Mat: A Q&A with Kripalu Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith

Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu’s Executive Chef, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and began his career in classical French cuisine, working in fine restaurants in the United States and abroad. In 2005, Jeremy’s love for teaching and natural foods led him to Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, where he applied his classical training to […]

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Posted on August 21st, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Cocoa Berry Muffins

Makes 12 muffins 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour ½ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup sucanat or brown sugar ½ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder ¾ teaspoon sea salt 1 ⅓ cups unsweetened soy milk ½ cup sunflower oil 3 tablespoons applesauce 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup […]

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My Year as a Spiritual Gangster: A Step Forward, a Step Back, and an Apology

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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Why Getting Outside Is So Good For You

by Bess Hochstein I took a new job in California this year, and one of the best perks is the location of the company’s headquarters. The office sits in an old apple orchard, and every day, from my desk on the second floor, I watch a steady stream of my colleagues strolling along a path […]

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