Posted on September 23rd, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Body Image and Self-Acceptance

For how many years have I wanted my body to be different? As I sit here in the middle of my sixth-and-a-half decade, I look back and remember … Refusing to tuck my blouses in during my high school years, for fear of exposing my large (I was certain) rear end Always wearing sweaters in […]

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Posted on September 22nd, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Words from the Wise

Creative Expression for the Care of the Soul

By Dan Leven Sometimes my creative spirit is like a bear hibernating; at other times, it’s like a blossoming field of sunflowers. When I teach Kripalu Noon Dance, I often find myself in that field of sunflowers. This creative state is not just a frame of mind, it encompasses the body and breath as well. My […]

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Posted on September 21st, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Mindfulness

Enjoy this moment of mindfulness to pause and breathe. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for mindfulness. By starting each day from a solid foundation of calm, we can be more useful to the community, to our families, and to each other. Breathe.

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Posted on September 20th, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Drinking Tea for Good Health

By Janet Arnold-Grych “Tea gives one vigor of body, contentment of mind, and determination of purpose when taken over a long period of time.” —Lu Yu, eighth-century tea scholar Tea: There’s something almost magical about that infusion of earth and water. Tea’s origin is surrounded in myth, but its elevation to ceremony can be traced […]

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Posted on September 19th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Quinoa Avocado Salad

Once maligned for their fat content, avocados are now considered a superfood, great at helping reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. Research shows that eating one avocado a day has a dramatic effect on blood lipids—without causing weight gain. The fat in an avocado is largely monounsaturated and contains a group of phytosterols that reduce […]

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Posted on September 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Trees: A Love Story

One morning, as this year’s interminable winter gave way to spring, I took myself out for a walk. Strolling though my favorite park, I was arrested by the sight of a shining silver birch. An exuberant “Hi!” escaped my lips before I could catch it. Looking around, I wondered if anyone had heard me talking […]

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Posted on September 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Transformative Power of Self-Care

By Renee Peterson Trudeau You can explore the universe looking for somebody who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and you will not find that person anywhere. —Anonymous Growing up the oldest of seven children (five boys and two girls), I remember breakfast at our house being extremely hectic. […]

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Posted on September 16th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Three Keys to Radical Happiness and True Power

By David Harshada Wagner Everyone wants to be powerful, free, and happy. Isn’t it funny that so few of us really are? If you’re reading this, then you probably aren’t content with momentary happiness or superficial power. I teach about accessing radical happiness and true power, and not settling for less—concepts that sound good, but […]

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