Posted on October 20th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Unlocking the Stories Within

By Reyna Eisenstark When I started running a number of years ago, I tried doing my runs with music. But I found that no matter how often I changed it up, it didn’t feel right. I’d flip between songs, never satisfied. I’m not sure what made me go out that first time without any music […]

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Posted on October 19th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

A Moment to Simply Be

Enjoy a moment of quite to simply breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for self-awareness. Happy Sunday!

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Posted on October 18th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Studies, News, and Trends

Seven Mindful Practices to Transform Stress

There’s no way to escape it: If you’re alive, you experience stress. It might come in the form of a fast-paced job with tight deadlines, difficulty paying bills, family strife, even negative self-talk. Most of us don’t give a lot of thought to whether repeated daily stressors could be having a negative impact on our […]

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Posted on October 17th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Corn Chowder

Kripalu Lead Nutritionist Annie B. Kay has plenty of good things to say about this classic comfort food. Potatoes are high in fiber and rich in nutrients like vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids, making them excellent protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Onions are one of the richest sources of cancer-fighting polyphenols. Celery is rich […]

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Posted on October 16th, 2014 by in On and Off the Mat, Yoga

Pilgrims on the Path

By Julie Balter I am signing a new lease on life. I moved to the Berkshires from Miami last fall and it’s my one-year anniversary as a Kripalu staff member. After some deep reflection (the kind I’ve learned to do here), I’ve decided to stay on. I’m buying snow tires, and setting roots in these […]

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Posted on October 15th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Secret to Creating a Resilient Life

One of the common myths about resilience is that some people are simply born with it, while the rest of us aren’t. The good news is that anyone can build the skills necessary to cope and even thrive in difficult times. The first step is recognizing that resilience is a choice,” explains Kripalu faculty member Maria […]

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Posted on October 14th, 2014 by in Yoga

Behind the Peaceful Gaze: Biopic of a Yogi

by Shannon Sexton The life of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, wasn’t an easy one. A new biopic, Awake: The Life of Yogananda, gets behind the influential guru’s peaceful, penetrating gaze. Yogananda, who arrived in the United States in 1920, attracted thousands of attendees at his cross-continental lectures and made the ancient […]

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Posted on October 13th, 2014 by in Meditation

Zazen and the Practice of Simply Sitting

Years ago, when I was in my 30s, I conducted a television interview with a Zen Buddhist priest about the transformative power of meditation. At the time, I’d dabbled with various types of meditation, but certainly didn’t practice it regularly and couldn’t attest to its benefits. While I really liked the priest and everything she […]

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