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

My Father, My Car

I was 36 years old when I bought my first car. I was about to spend the summer volunteering at Kripalu, where public transit was not an option. Newly unemployed, I asked my father to help me find a reliable used car. In less than a week, he spotted his choice: a 1989 Honda Civic. […]

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Posted on June 11th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Regaining Balance

A Kripalu Yoga teacher and cancer survivor gets back on her paddleboard by Natalie Smith Waking up in the hospital, I couldn’t do anything for myself. Even breathing was a chore. I had just undergone a bilateral mastectomy to treat breast cancer, and I felt frustrated and powerless. Before my illness, I was a Kripalu […]

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Posted on June 10th, 2014 by in Healthy Living, Nutrition

The Dirty Dozen and 12 Foods You Should Always Buy Organic

Last year, we published an article about organic food and how to decide what to purchase when comparing organics to other conventional fruit and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2014 list of produce containing the highest and least amounts of pesticides. The list changes frequently, based on crop conditions in a […]

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Posted on June 9th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

The Ayurvedic Office

By Sarajean Rudman For those of us who work in office settings, spending eight or more hours a day sitting still in front of a screen can leave us out of balance, overstimulated, and disconnected from the rhythms of nature. But don’t worry, there’s hope! Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to […]

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Posted on June 8th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Serenity

Take a moment to pause and find serenity. As we inhale and exhale into this moment, set your intention for this connection, self-care, and inquiry.

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Posted on June 7th, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga to Balance Mood: Two Easy Practices

by Amy Weintraub There are specific yoga practices that can help lift the mood and sustain a positive outlook. Here are two practices to balance mood. Smiling Heart Pose This simple restorative pose, recommended in my book Yoga for Depression, helps calm the nervous system and build energy. Place two folded blankets, a bolster, or […]

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Posted on June 6th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Sun Burgers

Entirely plant-based and made with whole foods, Kripalu Sun Burgers have an excellent fiber content and a low glycemic index. The carrots and sunflower seeds add a healthy raw-food component. These burgers are also an excellent food for building stronger bones, as they’re high in minerals and trace minerals. Lastly, and perhaps most important, they […]

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Posted on June 5th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Living Our Truth

By Rolf Gates It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. —Seneca The moment satya (truthfulness—one of the five yamas, or ethical guidelines, of yoga) is brought up at a workshop, a heated discussion about truth always ensues. What if […]

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Posted on June 4th, 2014 by in Nutrition, Yoga

How to Fuel Your Yoga Practice

By Tiffany Cruikshank Yoga plays an important role in detoxification. It cleanses impurities and restores balance to both body and mind. It’s vital that you supply your body with proper nutrients before and after yoga. Before Yoga When you do yoga first thing in the morning, practice on an empty stomach. Or you can take […]

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Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by in Yoga

Mornings and the Unfolding of Grace

By Janet Arnold-Grych There’s something magical about mornings, particularly spring mornings. The soft blush of light and the easeful rhythm feel replete with grace. In his commentary on the Yoga Sutra, Swami Satchidananda noted that before sunrise, specifically between 4:00 and 6:00 am, is Brahmamuhurta, or Brahmic time, an auspicious period ripe with a unique energy. […]

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