Posted on December 6th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Art of Awakening

by Jack Kornfield A story is told of the Buddha when he was wandering in India shortly after his enlightenment. He was encountered by several men who recognized something quite extraordinary about this handsome prince now robed as a monk. Stopping to inquire, they asked, “Are you a god?” “No,” he answered. “Well, are you […]

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Posted on December 5th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Kale with Pepitas

Nutrition-wise, kale needs no introduction. The health benefits of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) might be less well known, but they’re also nutrient-dense, most notably in zinc and magnesium. Nutritionist and Kripalu presenter John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH, recommends that men eat pumpkin seeds or pumpkin-seed butter regularly to reduce their risk of prostate cancer. This week’s Kripalu […]

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Posted on December 4th, 2014 by in Relationships

Optimal Love

by Tal Ben-Shahar The course of true love never did run smooth. —William Shakespeare My favorite song is Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” with Celine Dion’s “Let’s Talk About Love” a close second. Of my top 10 all-time favorites, eight are love songs (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You […]

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Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Ayurvedic Self-Care for the Holidays

by Erin Casperson Yes, I practice yoga and Ayurveda. I do postures, breathing, and meditation in the morning. Sipping hot water, scraping my tongue, and oiling my body are also daily rituals. I focus on clean eating and being in bed before 10:00 pm. I also have a full-time job, a full social life, and […]

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Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by in Yoga

Yoga for the Absolute Beginner

They say the first step is the hardest one. When you’re an absolute beginner peering into a yoga studio, it’s not unusual to be intimidated by the contortions some people’s bodies are capable of—but it’s a myth that you need to be as flexible as a rubber band to get on the mat. On the […]

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Posted on December 1st, 2014 by in Wake-Up Call

You Can Heal Your Heart

by David Kessler and Louise Hay In this excerpt from their new book, You Can Heal Your Heart, coauthors David Kessler and Louise Hay address how grief after the loss of a loved one can be both sharpened and softened around the holidays. Holidays are about togetherness. When you’ve lost someone special, your world loses […]

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Posted on November 30th, 2014 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment of Tranquility

Enjoy a moment of tranquility 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 November 29th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Finding Fellow Travelers on the Journey

by Reyna Eisenstark Many years ago, one summer, I took a bike trip for five days through Vermont. When I think about that trip, it’s never the actual riding I remember. It’s how all of us would arrive at our inn each afternoon, exhausted, filthy, and starving, and sit there eating huge plates of food […]

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