Kripalu Recipe: Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Sauce

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Tomato-Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Sauce

A fresh, delicious summertime salad with a tangy, creamy dressing! Try soy, coconut milk, or almond milk yogurt for a vegan alternative. Serves 4 to 6 2 to 3 large ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges, or 2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 English cucumber, large diced 2 cups sliced romaine lettuce […]

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Posted on June 26th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Empowering Girls on the Heroic Journey of Adolescence

By Meg Agnew, SuEllen Hamkins, and Cindy L. Parrish It’s an observable phenomenon for girls in our current society to have strong “voices”—until the age of 11 or 12. Author Carol Gilligan and other social scientists have noted that, at this point in her life, a girl who previously was sure of herself, eager to […]

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Outliving a Food Craving

Do you ever wonder how to outlive a food craving when it’s happening? Kripalu Yoga teacher and Senior Life Coach Aruni Nan Futuronsky shares her wisdom on self-observation without judgment and realigning in the moment.

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Posted on June 24th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Mind-Belly Connection

The Western beauty ideal has a flat belly and washboard abs. Clothes are designed to girdle the gut, or to hide it. We often try to make the belly simply go away, and many of us feel badly if our bellies do anything but. Controlling our bellies is our outward sign of self-control, and if […]

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Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Drawing Closer to Nature

By Peter London On the fourth day of a weeklong course for artists and art teachers, I brought a group of 20 adults to the woods not far from our campus. A few hundred yards into the nature preserve, we stopped at a pretty place underneath some giant pines. A stream nearby could just be […]

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Posted on June 22nd, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Breathe

Take a moment to be in your body and revel in the awe of self-awareness. As we inhale and exhale, set your intention for this connection, self-care, and inquiry.

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Posted on June 21st, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Moving from Love, Not Shame

By Sarahjoy Marsh One of the ways we’ve unknowingly learned to make ourselves the most uncomfortable is through the voice of our inner critic. I can tell you with great conviction: your inner critic has nothing new or intelligent to offer you, does not have your best interests at heart (and never will), and cannot […]

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Posted on June 20th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegetarian Lentil Loaf

This week’s Kripalu Recipe is classic comfort food in a vegetarian version, packed with nutrients. Serves 4 Preparation time: 1¼ hours. 1¼ cups green lentils 2 cups water 1 bay leaf 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ small onion, diced 1 small carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1–2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon dry thyme 1 […]

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