Posted on January 13th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Getting Your Groove Back

Many years ago, when I was living in Vermont, I taught English as a Second Language. I created my own little business tutoring the many engineers and scientists who came to Burlington to work at places like IBM and UVM and needed to improve their communication skills. I was really good at it—a natural—and yet […]

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Posted on January 12th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Inspiration

Take a moment of inspiration to pause and breathe into the day.

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Posted on January 11th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Malas: The Power of 108

by Janet Arnold-Grych The mala I hold in my hand connects me to a lineage of seekers who held one in theirs. Malas are aligned to the Vedic tradition and thought to originate around 800 BCE. In the sixth century BCE, the use of malas was promoted by no less than the Buddha. It’s said […]

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Posted on January 10th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Ginger Scones

Whenever the Kripalu Kitchen serves these scones for breakfast, there are tons of requests for the recipe. Here it is—enjoy! Makes 12 scones. 1 cup cold non-hydrogenated shortening 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour* 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour* 1 1/3 cups rolled oats 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt […]

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Posted on January 9th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Losing Weight the Mindful Way

I thought I’d won the battle once and for all. After consuming no more than 1,300 calories a day and working out six days a week (three of them at a very intense boot camp) the summer before last, I’d lost just over 20 pounds. Once I’d lost all the weight I wanted to lose, […]

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Posted on January 8th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Birth of Power Yoga

By Reyna Eisenstark I started taking yoga classes in New York City in the mid-1990s. Gyms had begun to offer yoga, and the classes were fast and athletic—like nothing I had associated with yoga before. Yoga had become a workout.  I happened to be at the exact right place and time to witness the birth […]

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Posted on January 7th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Eating Your Way to Good Health

It wasn’t until I became interested in yoga that I realized that good nutrition and healthy eating habits are necessary in order to achieve a balanced lifestyle. During my most recent trips to Kripalu, I’ve spent less time focusing on asana and meditation, and more time seeking out programs that can help me build a […]

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Posted on January 6th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Moving Into Happiness

It’s embarrassing to admit this, but I’m a yoga teacher who dislikes exercise. To be more precise, it’s the thought of exercise that turns me off, because I usually do feel better afterward. I’ve long considered exercise a chore that takes time away from other things that I need or want to be doing. What […]

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