Posted on October 28th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Not All Detoxes Are Created Equal

Most people associate the idea of a detox with a restrictive juice or water fast. My first detox, a monthlong fast, was just that—all I ingested was a concoction of water, grapefruit juice, molasses, and cayenne pepper. By the time it was over, I vowed never to go on an extreme diet like that again. […]

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Posted on October 27th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Six Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Healthy This Fall

by Shannon Sexton Autumn is upon us—and that means cold and flu viruses are lurking everywhere. How can you keep the bugs at bay? Sure, you can try the basics that many folks use: stay warm, perhaps schedule a flu shot, eat well. But you can also prevent colds and flu using ancient wisdom from […]

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Posted on October 26th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Serenity

Enjoy this moment of serenity. Pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on October 25th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion

by Bhavani Lorraine Nelson The word yoga, for most of us, conjures up an image of a room full of people in intricate poses. That might be a valid picture, but it’s not the whole picture. In fact, hatha yoga (the yoga of asana, or postures) is only one of the limbs of Raja Yoga, […]

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Posted on October 24th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: White Bean and Kale Soup

Yes, kale has a good publicist, but it can stand up to its claims. Kale is high in vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. It might even give you rose-colored glasses: A 2013 study by Harvard researchers found a strong association between participants’ levels of optimism and their levels of carotenoid antioxidants (found in green and […]

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Posted on October 23rd, 2014 by in Yoga

Chair Yoga for Well-Being

by Lakshmi Voelker Combining chair yoga and acupressure can relieve irritability, anxiety, fatigue, indigestion, and depression, as well as tension in the neck, back, and shoulders. It can also alleviate many of the discomforts associated with menstruation and menopause. Here are three simple, grounding practices to try. To relieve neck, back, and shoulder tension: Sit […]

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Posted on October 22nd, 2014 by in Yoga

Five Ways That Yoga Helps Prevent Cancer

by Tari Prinster “You have cancer.” About half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will hear those words in their lifetime. That’s 40 percent of us. We each hope it’s not us. But hope is not a plan. And if you’ve heard those three little words, as I did, […]

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Posted on October 21st, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Coming Back to Life with Ayurveda

By Kerry Harling I didn’t choose Ayurveda—it chose me. After years of working in the higher education field, I was burnt out. I was stressed, my weight was up, my joints hurt, and I wasn’t sleeping well. I developed digestive problems, headaches, sinus infections, and asthma. My moods were up and down; I was forgetful […]

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