Posted on July 26th, 2013 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Kitchen-Sink Curry

A Bowlful of Digestive Health The flavor profile of our Kitchen-Sink Curry is the taste of digestive health. Let’s begin with cumin, a spice traditionally associated with healthy digestion: Research now suggests that cumin stimulates the pancreas to secrete digestive enzymes. A teaspoon of cumin has 15 percent of your daily iron needs, along with […]

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Posted on July 25th, 2013 by in Wake-Up Call

Ditching Doubt and Embracing Amma, the Hugging Guru

I have a complicated relationship to gurus and so-called enlightened beings. The whole “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” thing seems to be a universal truth humanity just can’t get past—the rise and fall of the revered transcends boundaries of faiths, politics, and nations. And yet, in the spiritual world, it’s so tempting to […]

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Posted on July 24th, 2013 by in Conscious Living

Healing Chöd: Do Nothing, Feel Everything

If you’re the kind of person who makes to-do lists (I am), you might feel that self-care—cooking healthy, practicing yoga, even meditating—is just another chore to check off your list  (I sometimes do).  So when a friend invited me to participate in an ancient Buddhist ritual that literally involves doing nothing, I was intrigued. It’s […]

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Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Healing Anxiety and Depression: An Ayurvedic Perspective

by John Douillard John Douillard has been teaching Ayurvedic medicine, natural health, fitness, and nutrition for 19 years and has trained more than 2,000 Western doctors in Ayurvedic medicine. In this article, he discusses depression and anxiety from an Ayurvedic perspective, with a focus on the koshas (which translates from Sanskrit as “sheaths”), described in […]

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Posted on July 22nd, 2013 by in Yoga

Your Yoga Practice: Stress vs. Success

More is better—at least that’s what most Americans are brought up to believe.  If we try harder, work faster, and expend more energy, we’ll achieve better results, more success, and greater satisfaction. I’ve bought into this notion just as much as anyone else.  If I’m looking to take my game to the next level—whether I’m […]

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Posted on July 21st, 2013 by in Moment of Quiet

Moment to Balance

Find balance in your breath and take a moment to pause. As we let go and head into a new week, set your intention for self-awareness and inner stillness.

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Posted on July 20th, 2013 by in Meditation

Creating a Meditation Practice

An excerpt from Devotion: A Memoir, by Dani Shapiro After returning home from Kripalu, I promised myself that each day I would practice metta meditation for at least fifteen minutes. Having been on retreat for three days, I didn’t think this was a particularly tall order. Surely I had the discipline to sit still for […]

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Posted on July 19th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

5 Ayurvedic Rules for Coffee Drinkers

Shannon Sexton, guest blogger Coffee: Is it good for you or bad for you? Last month, the New York Times Magazine reported that by drinking moderate amounts of coffee, you may reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, dementia, and certain types of cancer—and even, perhaps, live longer. Yet evidence also suggests that coffee […]

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