Yoga to Balance Mood: Two Easy Practices

Posted on June 7th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga to Balance Mood: Two Easy Practices

by Amy Weintraub There are specific yoga practices that can help lift the mood and sustain a positive outlook. Here are two practices to balance mood. Smiling Heart Pose This simple restorative pose, recommended in my book Yoga for Depression, helps calm the nervous system and build energy. Place two folded blankets, a bolster, or […]

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Posted on June 6th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Sun Burgers

Entirely plant-based and made with whole foods, Kripalu Sun Burgers have an excellent fiber content and a low glycemic index. The carrots and sunflower seeds add a healthy raw-food component. These burgers are also an excellent food for building stronger bones, as they’re high in minerals and trace minerals. Lastly, and perhaps most important, they […]

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Posted on June 5th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Living Our Truth

by Rolf Gates It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. —Seneca The moment satya (truthfulness—one of the five yamas, or ethical guidelines, of yoga) is brought up at a workshop, a heated discussion about truth always ensues. What if […]

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Posted on June 4th, 2014 by in Nutrition, Yoga

How to Fuel Your Yoga Practice

by Tiffany Cruikshank Yoga plays an important role in detoxification. It cleanses impurities and restores balance to both body and mind. It’s vital that you supply your body with proper nutrients before and after yoga. Before Yoga When you do yoga first thing in the morning, practice on an empty stomach. Or you can take […]

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Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by in Yoga

Mornings and the Unfolding of Grace

by Janet Arnold-Grych There’s something magical about mornings, particularly spring mornings. The soft blush of light and the easeful rhythm feel replete with grace. In his commentary on the Yoga Sutra, Swami Satchidananda noted that before sunrise, specifically between 4:00 and 6:00 am, is Brahmamuhurta, or Brahmic time, an auspicious period ripe with a unique energy. […]

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Posted on June 2nd, 2014 by in Kripalu Video, Yoga

I Hate Yoga, I Love Yoga

Kripalu teacher Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) explains the benefits of committing to consistency.

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Posted on June 1st, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Stillness

Take a moment of stillness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on May 31st, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Trusting in Moderation

by Cheryl Kain When I hear the word “moderation,” my thoughts go immediately to diet and exercise. As a recovering perfectionist who is vigilantly seeking new paths to loving-kindness and self-acceptance, I notice that extreme agendas can creep into relationships, work, and even leisure time—and there’s perhaps nowhere that’s more true than in the weight-loss […]

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