Posted on March 15th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Ayurveda and the City: Five Tips for Thriving in an Urban Environment

by Kristen Rae Stevens Let’s face it—regardless of where you live, stress will be a part of your life. But city dwellers often experience a particular brand of stress that emerges from sensory overload, a sense of compressed time, and the pressure to go, go, go! As a longtime yoga practitioner and teacher, I arrived […]

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Posted on March 14th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Ginger Molasses Cookies

This week’s Kripalu Recipe is a warming treat that’s delicious any time of year. 5 ounces butter (or vegan alternative) 1 cup sucanat (unrefined cane sugar) ²⁄3 cup molasses 3¼ cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon ginger ½ tablespoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 tablespoons water 1 egg (or egg replacement) The […]

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Posted on March 13th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

The Guru is You

by Bhava Ram As a foreign correspondent for network news, I witnessed tragedy firsthand, over and over: Afghan children with missing limbs, faces ravaged by shrapnel, bodies burned by napalm. Drug-addicted kids living in holes dug into dry riverbeds in Bolivia. Young girls forced into Thailand’s sexual slavery trade. Starvation in Africa. Scores of innocents […]

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Posted on March 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Relationships

Five Lifestyle Practices for Creating a Thriving Relationship

By Prana Regina Barrett My husband, Rene, and I have been together 17 years now. Friends often look to us as the couple who has made it work and are still truly happy together. I’m glad that we can be that model for others but, most of all, I’m grateful for our 17-year partnership. Rene […]

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Posted on March 11th, 2014 by in Meditation

The Healing Power of Meditation

By Erin Casperson Meditation. How many of us know that it’s good for us, but avoid the experience like a root canal? I avoided it for years. I would practice asana, chant, do pranayama, anoint my body with oil according to Ayurveda teachings, cook all-organic meals, study classical yoga and Ayurveda texts, but meditation … […]

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Posted on March 10th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

Emotional Balance

Do you give yourself permission to be real? Bo Forbes shares her thoughts on emotional balance and resilience. Join Bo at Kripalu in April.

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Posted on March 9th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

A Moment for Mindfulness

Take a moment to breathe. As we head into a new day, set your intention for mindfulness.

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Posted on March 8th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Sugar: America’s Favorite—and Most Dangerous?—Drug

In early 2012, Kripalu’s Healthy Living department held a series of lectures for the community on nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Because I focus primarily on the prevention of diabetes and other chronic disease, the topic of my talk was sugar. When I came up with the title—“Sugar: America’s Favorite and Most Dangerous Drug”—I was intending to be […]

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