Posted on March 15th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Compassion

Place your hands on your heart center and close your eyes. Bring to mind someone who could use some loving-kindness right now; that could even be yourself. Whoever appears, invite them into your heart and hold them there for a few breaths.

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Posted on March 13th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Banana-Oat Bran Muffins

These delicious muffins are so chock-full of nutrients they’re sure to keep you at a steady and content energy level throughout your morning. Makes 12 muffins 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 1/4 cup water 1 2/3 cups oat bran 1 cup oat flour 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 2/3 cup chopped walnuts 1 1/2 teaspoons baking […]

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Posted on March 11th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Life Lessons, Words from the Wise

Trusting Grief

It’s uncomfortable to admit this but, in the past, when I’d see someone grieving for longer than I thought was warranted, I’d wonder, “Why don’t they just get over it?” While my compassion was abundant, it had an expiration date. That was before the year in which I ended my marriage, lost two dear uncles […]

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Growing Your Garden

In this excerpt from her book Wave Rider, Kripalu Yoga teacher trainer Coby Kozlowski offers reflections that encourage us to pursue life with intention and openness. You can cultivate the garden you want to live in. Start with the idea—the seed—of what you want to cultivate in your life, take the steps to create the […]

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Posted on March 8th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Vitality

Take a deep inhale. As you exhale, stick out your tongue and open your eyes wide, for a Lion’s Breath. When you’re done, close your eyes and soften your face. Notice the flush of energy created by this invigorating breathing exercise.

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Posted on March 6th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with Quinoa Crust

We love this simple and gluten-free version of quiche. The quinoa magically sinks to the bottom of the dish to create a delicious, thin crust. Makes one 9×13-inch quiche; serves 6–9 1 cup quinoa 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 Spanish onion, diced 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 4 cups medium-sized broccoli florets 12 eggs 2 […]

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Posted on March 4th, 2015 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Pros and Cons of Fats

by Tiffany Cruikshank Fats and cholesterol are important components of life. Fats are responsible for many vital functions in the body. They are especially important for creating hormones, such as: sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone); adrenal hormones (cortisol that regulates metabolism); and steroid hormones and prostaglandins. Fats also create energy stores. They insulate and protect […]

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Posted on March 2nd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

The Path of the Wounded Healer

The practice of yoga not only tones muscles, increases flexibility, and calms the mind, it can also help heal deep-seated wounds. Sometimes, the healing is so profound and transformative that we become inspired to help others navigate their own healing journeys. This is the path of the “wounded healer.” “A wounded healer is simply someone […]

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