Posted on March 29th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Explore

Take a moment to pause and explore your current feeling state. What do you notice? How are you breathing? Investigate all that arises, and allow things to be just as they are in the present moment.

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Posted on March 27th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Potato-Pesto Frittata

Serves 4 Pesto: 1/4 cup walnuts 1 to 2 cloves garlic 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1 Yukon Gold potato, sliced thin, about 1/4-inch thick 8 organic eggs 1/4 cup heavy cream, milk, or water 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Pinch of black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin […]

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Posted on March 25th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Man, Alive: Redefining Masculinity in the 21st Century

What does it mean to be a man in today’s world? Limited ideas of masculinity, propagated by the media and socio-cultural norms, can be stifling for men who want to explore their spirituality and discover new ways of expressing themselves. To create a shift, men are banding together to question old paradigms and find support […]

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Posted on March 23rd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Clutter vs. Creativity: Clearing the Stuff That Holds Us Back

by Reyna Eisenstark I’ve been wanting to write about clutter for days now … but there’s a huge pile of papers on my desk. Every time I sit down to write, I look at that pile, and suddenly I want to be just about anywhere else. But, a little while ago, I straightened out the […]

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Posted on March 22nd, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Alignment

Sit up tall and close your eyes. Imagine a long plumb line running from the crown of your head to the tip of your tailbone. Soften your shoulders and broaden your collarbones. How does it feel to sit in alignment? What other parts of yourself can you bring into alignment?

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Posted on March 20th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious carrot cake recipe could also pass as carrot muffins and, since it’s chock full of carrots, walnuts, and raisins, we say it counts as breakfast! Makes one 9×13-inch or one 9-inch round cake For the frosting: 1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1 to 2 tablespoons honey […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

Spring Awakening: The Season According to Moose

Grounds Supervisor Kevin Foran, known as “Moose,” has been the steward of the Kripalu campus in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for more than 30 years, since Kripalu moved to the Berkshires in 1983. He shared a few of the highlights he looks forward to each year as spring arrives on the Kripalu campus. Goodbye, Winter; Hello, Snowdrops! […]

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Posted on March 16th, 2015 by in Conscious Living

The Winter Hummingbird

by Danna Faulds The hummingbird’s arrival is etched in my mind as a moment when senses, surprise, and the joy of being alive all merged in one small bird. I had left our hummingbird feeder up long after the last of our ruby-throated summer friends flew south. I’d heard that it might attract a late […]

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