Posted on November 12th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

The Season of Vata

By Sarajean Rudman As we shift into crisp, cool weather, there’s a palpable change in energy. In Ayurveda, autumn and early winter are governed by the vata dosha, comprised of air and ether. The vata season is characterized by dryness, mobility, lightness, and coolness. If our lifestyle mirrors these qualities, we risk depleting our ojas—our […]

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Posted on November 11th, 2013 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner

Putting Your Soul on the Page

This is my story in a nutshell: I grew up in the Midwest, the older of two children.  My mother was emotional; my father was dominant. She stayed home; he worked a lot. I was a strong student. I went to college in New York City, fell in love a couple of years after graduation, […]

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Posted on November 10th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Stillness

Take a moment of stillness to pause, to breathe, and to exhale. As we let go and head into a new day, set your intention for self-awareness, mindfulness, and inquiry.

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Posted on November 9th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

Savor the Season: Mindful Eating for the Holidays

by Bess Hochstein It’s autumn in New England; the leaves are putting on their annual brilliant display before they flutter to the ground. There’s a chill in the air, the sunlight arrives later and departs earlier each day, and the phrase “pumpkin spice” is suddenly inescapable. I’m already sifting through holiday recipes and thinking of […]

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Posted on November 8th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Kripalu Kitchen

What to Buy Organic: An Easy Guide

How important is it to buy and eat organic produce? Does it really matter? According to nutritionist and Kripalu Healthy Living faculty member John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, when it comes to certain foods, it’s essential. This is an issue I’ve often hemmed and hawed over—and, to be honest, when faced with the choice of cheap, […]

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Posted on November 7th, 2013 by in Yoga

Women, Flexibility, and Injury Prevention

The popular belief is that women have more of an advantage than men in yoga because they tend to be more flexible, but could that benefit also be a liability when it comes to potential injuries? According to a recent article in the New York Times, a 2008 study at the University of Berne, in […]

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Posted on November 6th, 2013 by in Yoga

Born to Do Yoga

by Seth Rogovoy When I was about eight years old, my uncle took a look at the way I was sitting cross-legged and asked me if I could adjust myself so that both of my feet rested on the opposite knees. “You mean like this?” I said, and swung my legs out and up, without […]

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Posted on November 5th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Five Reasons I Take Retreats

by Renée Peterson Trudeau I grew up watching my parents go on meditation and spiritual retreats, beginning in the early 1970s. I wasn’t really sure what happened during these periods when we were left to fend with the other parent, but I do remember how peaceful, grounded, and loving they were when they returned from […]

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