changing her life one heart opener at a time

How NYC Yoga Teacher Christine Chen Let Go of Her Bullsh*t I had the pleasure of sitting down with my friend and fellow Yogi, Christine Chen, and discovering what she’s done to let go of her bullsh*t  and emerge as

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3 green smoothies to celebrate spring

If you’ve spent the last few months hibernating inside, huddled under an electric blanket and dreaming of warmer days, good news! As of March 20th—the official first day of Spring—those days have finally arrived! I like to celebrate with food,

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butternut squash sauce

Before you say goodbye to winter vegetables for springtime greens, I hope you make this butternut squash sauce. I am not exaggerating when I say you can put it on anything! The recipe can be used as a creamy pasta

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5 ways to celebrate the spring equinox

The Spring Equinox takes place on Friday, March 20th. There are two equinoxes a year (in Autumn, it falls in September) and these dates mark the only times when day and night are equal in length. It also marks the

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pasta fagiole for the yogi soul

Pasta Fagiole is a wonderful meal to prepare during a mid-winter cooking slump. You know what I’m talking about, right? That moment when you realize you’ve had just about enough root vegetables for the season. This hearty pasta dish is delicious. Is

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possibly the world’s greatest hummus recipe

Heaven help the health conscious yogi who can’t make a delicious hummus at home. Once you learn how to make your own, I guarantee that you will not be able to eat the store-bought kind again. Ok, I take that

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tambura and the eternal vibration

Perhaps you’ve heard the drone-like sound of a tambura (tanpura) and not actually known that’s what you were hearing. You may have heard it in the background at a kirtan, or in a traditional yoga shala. If you’ve been to

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the kapha diet: a day in the life

Here at Yoga Slate we’ve published a number of posts about Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine. A time-honored tradition, Ayurveda is rooted in the idea that the best path to help and wellness is found through balance, and that

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vegan soup: red lentil and yellow split pea

I eat soup during all seasons. I find that nothing fills me up or warms my spirits quite like a mug of soup. Last year, I was making so much soup that I decided to buy an immersion blender so

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the pitta diet: a day in the life

Here at Yoga Slate we’ve published a number of posts about Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine. A time-honored tradition, Ayurveda is rooted in the idea that the best path to help and wellness is found through balance, and that

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