Posted on September 26th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Roasted Vegetables with Dates

  Dates add a delicious sweetness to these roasted vegetables. Carrots are a source of beta carotene and disease-fighting flavonoids, and the red of beets comes from specific phytochemicals, called anthocyanins, that have potential health benefits such as supporting the cardiovascular system, lowering the risk of certain types of cancer, and aiding memory function. Enjoy […]

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Posted on September 25th, 2014 by in Outside Our Walls, Yoga

Compassionate Warrior

A combat veteran charts a new course as a yoga teacher by J.L. Pizarro I never believed anything bad could happen to me. I was raised in a middle-class suburb near San Juan, Puerto Rico. I was going to be a doctor, just as my parents wanted me to. As a pre-med student, I had […]

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Posted on September 24th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Ayurveda for Health, Balance, and Digestion

By Erin Casperson Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences, with roots in ancient India and rich applications in modern life. Ayurveda, the “science of life,” emphasizes diet and lifestyle choices to maintain health and bring balance to the body and mind, while living in harmony with the rhythms of nature. Optimize your digestion with these […]

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Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Body Image and Self-Acceptance

For how many years have I wanted my body to be different? As I sit here in the middle of my sixth-and-a-half decade, I look back and remember … Refusing to tuck my blouses in during my high school years, for fear of exposing my large (I was certain) rear end Always wearing sweaters in […]

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Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Creative Expression for the Care of the Soul

By Dan Leven Sometimes my creative spirit is like a bear hibernating; at other times, it’s like a blossoming field of sunflowers. When I teach Kripalu Noon Dance, I often find myself in that field of sunflowers. This creative state is not just a frame of mind, it encompasses the body and breath as well. My […]

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Posted on September 21st, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Mindfulness

Enjoy this moment of mindfulness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness. By starting each day from a solid foundation of calm, we can be more useful to the community, to our families, and to each other. Breathe.

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Posted on September 20th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Drinking Tea for Good Health

By Janet Arnold-Grych “Tea gives one vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose when taken over a long period of time.” —Lu Yu, eighth-century tea scholar Tea: There’s something almost magical about that infusion of earth and water. Tea’s origin is surrounded in myth, but its elevation to ceremony can be traced […]

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Posted on September 19th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Quinoa Avocado Salad

Once maligned for their fat content, avocados are now considered a superfood, great at helping reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. Research shows that eating one avocado a day has a dramatic effect on blood lipids—without causing weight gain. The fat in an avocado is largely monounsaturated and contains a group of phytosterols that reduce […]

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