Posted on August 20th, 2013 by in On and Off the Mat

Re-Entry Post-Kripalu—Without the Burn

by Janet Arnold-Grych, guest blogger On the morning of my 49th birthday, I found myself captivated by the light streaming in through the windows of the Main Hall at Kripalu. Girish was seated a few rows in front of me, playing his guitar and softly singing a chant that floated up to meet the sunshine. […]

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Posted on August 19th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Studies, News, and Trends

For Better Heart Health: Start and Break the Daily Fast

There is much ado over a recent study released in the July edition of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association. Entitled “Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals,” this study found that men who skipped their morning meal had a 27 percent […]

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Posted on August 18th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

A Quiet Moment

Take a quiet moment to pause, to breathe, and to exhale. As we let go and head into a new day, set your intention for self-awareness, connection, and inquiry.

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Small Amounts of Loving-Kindness Meditation Lead to Big Change

One increasingly popular form of meditation is loving-kindness meditation (LKM), the practice of wishing one’s self and others to be happy, content, and at ease. In the yoga tradition, loving-kindness is seen as an opportunity to “cultivate the opposite.” Where many meditation techniques encourage students to explore difficult feelings or emotions directly, in loving-kindness, the […]

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Posted on August 16th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Upma

Here at Kripalu, we serve Upma for breakfast. Upma is a traditional South Indian dish that provides a nourishing way to start your day. Comprised of vegetables, legumes, nuts, fruits, and fresh herbs and spices, this dish is a delectable breakfast option. Upma can be made with various spices. One of our favorites is turmeric. […]

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Posted on August 15th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Five Ayurvedic Tips for Vegans

By Shannon Sexton, guest blogger Thinking about going vegan? Or already committed? Whether you’re ditching dairy for health reasons, or because you want to practice the yama ahimsa (nonviolence), you may want to consider applying Ayurvedic principles to your diet to stay healthy and balanced. “I love Ayurveda because it looks at each individual and […]

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Posted on August 14th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

The Letter I Never Sent

By Kim Childs, guest blogger         In the field of Positive Psychology, there’s a famous happiness-boosting exercise called the gratitude letter. Designed by Dr. Martin Seligman, it involves writing, delivering, and reading a letter of gratitude to someone whose life enriched yours. When Tal Ben-Shahar, my teacher in Kripalu’s Certificate in Positive Psychology (CiPP) program, […]

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Posted on August 13th, 2013 by in Meditation

Mindfulness: The New Organic

Getting back to basics, whether it’s clearing our busy minds or eating fresh vegetables straight from the farm, helps us reconnect with ourselves and the natural world. And one of the most popular “new” tools for cultivating this sense of connectedness is the ancient Buddhist technique known as mindfulness. “Mindfulness is the new organic,” says […]

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