Posted on August 8th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

This week’s Kripalu Recipe features garlic, rosemary, and thyme, herbs that help cool the fires of inflammation in the body. Celery is beneficial for lowering blood pressure and detoxifying the body. Serves four with leftovers for lunch the next day (it’s great cold!). 1½ cups brown basmati rice ½ cup wild rice 4 cups water […]

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Posted on August 7th, 2014 by in Nutrition

Greens: Nutrition Superstars

by Leslie Cerier Cooking with leafy greens is quick and delicious, and, when it comes to nutrition, greens are superstars. They’re anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, help prevent certain cancers, enhance vision, and are high in fiber and low in calories. Rich in antioxidants and minerals, including calcium and iron, greens such as kale, mustard greens, collards, spinach, […]

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Posted on August 6th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Ayurveda for Your Summer Vacation

My wife, Gwen, loves to travel during the summer—the more exotic the better. Her ideal trip: a walking tour across China. She’d try every new food. She’d thrive on the unfamiliar experiences and days of interminable rambling. She’d end the trip feeling younger and more fit than ever. I would probably accompany my wife on […]

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Posted on August 5th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Summer Foodie

One of my favorite things about summer is eating fresh produce in season. After a long, grueling winter and a rainy spring, this summer’s harvest is producing a gorgeous variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. This time of year, I like to spend late afternoons or weekends in search of local produce at farmers’ markets […]

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Posted on August 4th, 2014 by in Teachers Corner, Yoga

Six Keys to Staying Centered in a Vigorous Yoga Class

Even when you feel ready to go deeper in your yoga practice, classes that are labeled “advanced,” “Level 3,” or “vigorous” can feel intimidating. So how can you play your edge and also stay safe in your body when you find yourself in a more challenging practice? Here are six ways to stay centered when […]

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Posted on August 3rd, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Quiet

Take a moment of stillness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on August 2nd, 2014 by in Yoga

Broga: Men’s Yoga for Mind and Body

Drive through just about any town these days and you’re bound to see a yoga studio. More and more are popping up every day; a 2012 Yoga Journal survey showed that 20.4 million Americans now practice yoga. Of those, 82 percent are women. The gender imbalance doesn’t surprise Robert Sidoti, creator and cofounder of Broga, […]

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Posted on August 1st, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Carrot Pineapple Salad

What would summer be without lots of fruit and fresh herbs—and fun ways to eat them? Looking for even more ways to use all that mint growing in your yard? Combined with pineapple and cilantro, mint is a quick and easy way to brighten up a carrot salad. This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a perfect […]

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