Posted on March 26th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

From Doing to Being

I’ve always been a doer. Not one to wait for things to come to me, I’m the type to take action, pick up the phone, initiate the project, ask the guy out rather than wait to be asked. It’s a worthwhile trait that’s created opportunities for me, but it can also be exhausting. I feel [...]

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Posted on March 25th, 2014 by in Yoga

My Long Love Affair with Kripalu Yoga

by Danna Faulds Looking back, it’s not surprising that my first encounter with Kripalu Yoga was so impactful. I was in the midst of a difficult divorce and grappling with anorexia. In other words, I was ripe for transformation. What does surprise me is that 30 years later, Kripalu Yoga is still as relevant to [...]

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Posted on March 24th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Eight Ayurveda Tips for Weight Loss

By Sarajean Rudman In a society that constantly inundates us with the next best diet, it can be difficult to stay focused and know what’s actually beneficial and effective for healthy weight loss. Stress is one of the most significant causes of weight gain in our society, so the last thing we need is to stress [...]

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Posted on March 23rd, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Be in the Moment

Allow yourself to simply be in this moment. Do a body scan and release tension, if you notice any. Take three deep breaths and embrace the present. See if you can infuse your day with the awareness that this moment has brought.

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Posted on March 22nd, 2014 by in Yoga

A Different Kind of Vision: Seeing the Practice from the Inside

by Jennifer Lang Over the past two decades, I’ve taken yoga classes in some far-flung places—Berlin, Lausanne, a tiny village in southern Thailand—as well as in Los Angeles, New York City, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. While every class was special in its own way, it was a Sunday morning vinyasa flow class in Philadelphia [...]

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Posted on March 21st, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Barley Mushroom Soup

This week’s Kripalu recipe is a hearty and nourishing option for any meal of the day. Makes about 8 cups. 1 cup pearled barley, rinsed well 1 cup celery, sliced 3 cups large white mushrooms, sliced 1 cup white onion, sliced 1 cup leeks, sliced ¼ cup carrot matchsticks 4 cups vegetable stock ¼ extra [...]

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Posted on March 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Yoga Nidra: The All-Natural Sleep Aid

Sleep. While it seems about as natural as breathing, for 50 to 70 million Americans, it isn’t. Intermittent and chronic sleep problems are rampant and can potentially affect alertness, safety, and health. For some, medications or a medical condition could be interfering with sleep; for others, too much sugar or caffeine could be the culprit. [...]

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Posted on March 19th, 2014 by in Nutrition, Yoga

Making Each Meal Count: Guidelines for Good Nutrition

By Tiffany Cruikshank Because every person is so unique, I don’t advocate one specific diet. Instead, I advise a diet of whole foods with plenty of variety. I do highly recommend eating small meals every three to four hours to stoke the metabolic fire while not overloading the digestive system. Usually the hardest part is [...]

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Posted on March 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Difficult Task of Taking Compliments

By Janet Arnold-Grych There are only a few things that make me really squeamish—nasty cuts, complete disorganization… and compliments. According to the Yoga Sutra and other teachings on personal growth, we’re meant to cultivate qualities like non-stealing and non-grasping. Stepping up to compliments can feel a little like moving into dangerous territory. The question is, How [...]

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Posted on March 17th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga and Strengthening the Self-Compassion Muscle

In Chinese astrology, I’m a Snake. We Snakes apparently prefer mental activity to physical activity. We’re the kind of people who don’t mind being curled up all day with a good book. I don’t know that I possess every characteristic that the ancient Chinese deemed Snakes to have, but that one—the fact that I typically [...]

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