The Om of Yum

This April, we’re savoring and celebrating food in all its glorious forms. We’ve got tons of treats for mind, body, and palate: sweet videos from the Kripalu Kitchen and Bakery, Ayurvedic wisdom on diet and nutrition, insights on food and emotions, and, the cherry on top, the release of our brand-new cookbook. Dig right in to the Om of Yum!

The Kripalu Kitchen: Nourishing Food for Body and Soul

Now you can bring Kripalu’s most popular dishes to your table! We're giving away 25 copies—enter now to win!

Apr 29, 2019

Dear Coffee, I Love You, But We Have to Break Up

Ayurveda describes every substance as poison or a medicine. Coffee can be a great medicine to lift one’s mood on a cold, damp, rainy day, or it can create imbalance.

Apr 26, 2019

Remembrance of Cakes Past: The Power of Food Nostalgia

Food carries memories. As we ingest a given dish—whether it's mandelbrot or a Devil Dog—we also consume associations that we’ve made over time.

Apr 25, 2019

The Four Phases of a Total Life Cleanse

Just like our closets and our cars, we benefit from seasonal cleansing, says master acupuncturist and Ayurvedic practitioner Jonathan Glass.

Apr 24, 2019

Ending the Food-Stress Cycle

According to the American Psychological Association, about one-third of us habitually eat in response to stress. The nutritional impact of stress is profound.

Apr 20, 2019

Kripalu Recipe: Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

You really need only one of these amazing bars, because the layers of crushed graham crackers, sweetened peanut butter, and dark chocolate ganache taste so intense together.

Kripalu Recipe: Raw Greek Kale Salad

Learn the secrets to making the perfect raw kale salad in this video with Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith.

Apr 18, 2019

Kripalu Recipe: Buddha Bowl

Here's how to fill your bowl with a balance of colorful greens, grains, vegetables, protein-rich foods, nuts, seeds, seasonings, and sauces.

Apr 17, 2019

A Day in the Life of a Kripalu Cookie

What happens when a Kripalu cookie and a Kripalu guest join forces is absolutely satisfying for mind, body, and sweet tooth.

Apr 15, 2019

Four Tips for Eating with Mindful Attention

When you sit down to savor a meal in a comfortable environment and relaxed manner, the parasympathetic nervous system takes over—supporting healthy digestion and enhanced satisfaction.

Apr 14, 2019

Kripalu Faculty Recipe: DIY Gatorade

Stay hydrated with this Ayurvedic electrolyte drink—a DIY Gatorade, made with simple, natural ingredients you can pronounce.

Apr 13, 2019

How to Do a Spring Food Cleanse, Ayurveda Style

Have you ever been gung-ho about doing a cleanse, but found your willpower withering after a few days? Ayurveda has the recipe for success.

Apr 12, 2019

Yoga Practices for Better Digestion

Yoga supports digestion in the same way it supports the rest of the body—by helping us get more centered and relaxed, says Mary Northey, Dean of the Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

Apr 11, 2019

Kripalu Recipe: Clean Green Soup

This vegetable-packed soup is a great way to eat light, so you can reset the digestion and cleanse out the weight of winter. Use whatever proportion and variety of green vegetables you prefer.

Apr 10, 2019

The Protective Power of Phytonutrients

As a rule of thumb, the more colorful a fruit or vegetable, the richer it is in phytonutrients and the greater its power as a superfood, explains Alberto Villoldo in this excerpt from his new book.

Apr 09, 2019

The Full Burp: The Ayurvedic Secret to Eating Just Enough

The full burp is a natural, built-in function that tells us when we’ve eaten the right amount for our bodies to comfortably digest.

Apr 06, 2019

Behind the Scenes in the Kripalu Bakery

From sourdough to scones, all the deliciousness happens in the Kripalu Bakery! Take a guided tour with Executive Chef Jeremy Rock Smith.

Apr 05, 2019

The One Knife Everyone Needs, Plus More Chopping Tips from Jeremy Rock Smith

Kripalu’s Executive Chef shares advice on the most fundamental skills and tools for every kitchen. Here’s what to add to your chopping list.

Apr 03, 2019

Behind the Scenes in the Kripalu Kitchen

Take a guided tour with Jeremy Rock Smith, our Executive Chef and author of our new cookbook, and find out where all the magic happens!

Apr 02, 2019

Secrets of Sourdough from the Kripalu Bakery

Ask Daniel Dillon, Kripalu’s Bakery Supervisor, about baking bread, and the conversation will expand—like a particularly lively sourdough starter—to encompass history, chemistry, and yoga.

Apr 01, 2019

It’s National Cooked Water Day!

Did you know that today is National Cooked Water Day? If you’re one of the holdouts who’s been drinking your water raw, you’re in for a real treat.