Posted on November 19th, 2013 by in Words from the Wise

The BRFWA Prescription

Often in the yoga world, you’ll hear directions like, “Let it go,” “Relax,” “Breathe into it.” These all sound lovely, but when I’m in a wound-up state, they strike me as abstract, unattainable, and a tad annoying—Let what go, where? Relax? Thanks, I’ll get right on that. And breathe into what? But my Kripalu Yoga […]

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Posted on November 18th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

Changing Your Relationship with Food

What if food was your friend, not the enemy? A source of nourishment and pleasure, rather than angst and self-loathing? For many women and girls, that’s hard to imagine. Recent studies show that 81 percent of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat and 51 percent of 9- and 10-year-olds say they feel better on […]

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Posted on November 17th, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Rest

Take a moment of rest to pause. Sometimes rest can be highly restorative if we allow ourselves this time.

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Posted on November 16th, 2013 by in Nutrition, Studies, News, and Trends

The Mediterranean Diet

Wondering if the Mediterranean diet is for you? What seems to work well about this way of eating is that people actually enjoy it, and so tend to stick with it. And that’s a good thing, according to recent research. A new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, of 10,000 women in their […]

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Posted on November 15th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Squash Bisque

Today’s Kripalu Recipe for Squash Bisque is warming and tasty. Enjoy this healthy yet decadent version of classic squash soup. Serves six. 1 butternut or buttercup squash 1 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons Earth Balance or butter 1 cup heavy cream or ¼ cup maple syrup 3 cups water or stock ½ tablespoon salt or to […]

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Posted on November 14th, 2013 by in Healthy Living

The Crossroads Moment: Reclaiming Life After 40

When I was in high school, I thought that by the time I reached my 40s, my life would be set. I expected that my professional life and my love life would be clearly defined by this age, that I’d have a steady partner and a steady income. I was wrong. Fortunately, I don’t think […]

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Posted on November 13th, 2013 by in Yoga

Practice as the Portal to Growth

Through the sincere, disciplined practice of yoga, we can each have a direct experience of ourselves and the world. Practice—whether it’s asana, mantra, meditation, or pranayama—can be the portal to this firsthand knowledge, giving us a deeper understanding of the ways in which we navigate through our daily lives. Rather than asking us to sign […]

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Posted on November 12th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

The Season of Vata

By Sarajean Rudman As we shift into crisp, cool weather, there’s a palpable change in energy. In Ayurveda, autumn and early winter are governed by the vata dosha, comprised of air and ether. The vata season is characterized by dryness, mobility, lightness, and coolness. If our lifestyle mirrors these qualities, we risk depleting our ojas—our […]

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