Posted on February 2nd, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Yoga

I Feel Your Pain: An Empath’s Guide to Staying Balanced

by Bo Forbes Do you often wonder which emotions are yours, and which belong to someone else? When people you care about are hurting, do you feel their pain so deeply that it’s hard to separate—even after they’re out of crisis mode? In relationships, do you donate so much of your own natural resources that […]

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Posted on February 1st, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Expansion

Pause. Close your eyes. Rest your palms on your lap. Soften your jaw. Melt your shoulders down your back. Take three full, deep breaths to expand your heart.

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Posted on January 30th, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Tofu Almond Pie

Soy has been cultivated for centuries. In ancient China, the soybean was considered one of five sacred crops. It has some of the highest protein levels found in the plant world, along with nutrients such as fiber, B vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids. Is there such a thing as “bad” soy? As with any whole […]

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Posted on January 28th, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Creative Corner, Words from the Wise

The Interplay Between Writing and Meditation

Meditation gives us access to our internal lives—to images, language and memory. That’s exactly what a writer needs. “As writers all we have is our consciousness, what we see and what we witness,” says author and Kripalu presenter Dani Shapiro. “So for someone approaching the page, meditation—and the access it gives us to what is […]

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Living the Weight-Loss Journey

We look up to our teachers for their wisdom and knowledge. We value them as guides and mentors, as experts in their fields. But their expertise is born from experience. Aruni Nan Futuronsky and Annie B. Kay, who coteach The Kripalu Approach to Diet: An Integrative Weight-Loss Program, know only too well the restrictiveness of […]

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Posted on January 25th, 2015 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Joy

Close your eyes and bring to mind someone or something that has brightened your life recently. How does that make you feel?

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Posted on January 23rd, 2015 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Seven-Grain Pancakes

Yes, you can have your pancakes and reap nutritional benefits, too! This Kripalu Recipe uses whole grains, which provide healthy fiber, plant proteins, phytonutrients, and B vitamins. Makes about six pancakes. ½ cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1 tablespoon whole dark rye flour 1 tablespoon whole spelt flour 1 tablespoon corn flour 1 tablespoon oat flour […]

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Posted on January 21st, 2015 by in Conscious Living, Healthy Living

Fresh Living in the Kitchen

by Sara Snow In this excerpt adapted from her book, Sara Snow’s Fresh Living: The Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home, Sara offers her top three tips for an efficient kitchen, plus her recipe for Hearty Tofu Spaghetti Sauce. The best diet in the kitchen certainly starts with the foods you […]

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