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Yoga for 'Falling Back'

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher This is the time of year I call "bummer"--it's not quite fall and not quite su...

A Yogi Celebrates the Fall Equinox

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Looking up at the sky, feeling down to the earth, today is a powerful day in our universe. Equinox. Seasonal shift. Balance. I'm going to feel no...

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Kerala

Sharon Hoge | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Once you're visited iconic India's "golden triangle" of Jaipur +Delhi + Agra, your next destination should be the country's exotic southwest Malabar coast.

Are Thoughts More Important?

Amber Voiles | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amber Voiles

Could the thoughts you are having be more important than the food you are eating? I'm quite serious. Because we rely so heavily on our eyes and our ...

Why Everyone Should Consider Tongue Scraping

Claire McCormack | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Claire McCormack

It is a quick, simple and extremely inexpensive practice (all you need is a $7 tongue cleaner!) that reaps many benefits. I call tongue scraping the "unsung hero of oral health."

The Ayurveda Experience in India

Lissa Coffey | Posted 06.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lissa Coffey

I'm a California girl, born and raised. I never travelled much when I was young, I really couldn't afford to. Other than a spring break in Mexico I ha...

Ayurveda for Springtime Balance

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Happy Spring! Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space are the five elements that make up all that exists in our universe according to Ayurveda, the anci...

10 Simple Ayurvedic Tools for Wellness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Following even some of these simple, healthy Ayurvedic wellness suggestions for a healthy lifestyle can bring lightness and joy to the mind, strengthen the body and create good health, strength and stamina.

4 Ways Embracing an Ayurvedic Sleep Pattern Improves Your Life

Carla Poertner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Poertner

Let me stand on my break-of-dawn soap box and proclaim the benefits in following an early-to-bed, early-to-rise, Ayurvedic sleep pattern.

Yoga Teacher Kristen Schneider's Practice on Cultivating Sattva

Yoga Journal | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Yogis have a good reputation for being light-hearted, graceful, and joyous, but teacher Kristen Schneider takes it to another level.

On Battling Cancer and a Belief System

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Jasmine Jaksic

One day as I sat there holding my mother's hand, I asked her if there was anything that could be done to make her feel better. She said, "I want god to take away this cancer and instead give me something that would let me die with dignity." I tried but didn't really know how to comfort her.

2014: The Year in Travel

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Nicholas Kontis

As we bid farewell to another year of travel, it is only appropriate to look back at some of the travel trends of 2014, and ring in a new year of wanderlust, seeking out astonishing, electrifying, or just off the beaten path destinations.

The Only Detox You Will Need in the New Year

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Though nutrition is key to a proper detox, what is equally important is whether you are digesting your life or not. Is life nourishing you or eating you alive? Are you satisfied and fulfilled with the life you have created?

Yoga Is Official! United Nations Adopts International Yoga Day

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact
Sister Jenna

I wonder and remain optimistic that International Yoga Day is not only shifting the body, but it becomes an official day where everyone can choose to shift their minds towards a more empowered state.

Guilt-Free Holiday Tips and Recipes

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Enjoy, and avoid the dread of holiday bloat, with these easy guilt-free tips below: 1) Exercise the morning before your feast and walk afterwards: ...

Yoga for Insomnia

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher On the day after Thanksgiving, I left for India to study with Geeta Iyengar at her 70th birt...

The Importance of Loving Your Self

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Treat your self with kindness and love, and you will find that same kindness and love surrounding you. You will eventually notice the negative behavior occurring around you and choose to remove yourself from harmful relationships.

Taking Yoga to Government

Sister Jenna | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Sister Jenna

I wonder if world leaders observing this call to greater awareness are also waking up to a new dimension of leadership, for both themselves and those they've been tasked with leading.

Why We Meditate at Work

Megan Larsen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Larsen

In the early days there were only three full-time employees, and two of us would meditate at work each afternoon. One day the third employee came in to my office and said, "I want what you have! I want to know more about this meditation you do, can I learn?"

5 Things Ayurveda Wants You to Know About Yourself

Chara Caruthers | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Chara Caruthers

Have you noticed that we are up to our ears in health and wellness solutions these days? The airwaves and interwebs are overflowing with pills, progr...

How Yoga Is Like Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher photos by T. Maxová, shot on the lush grounds of a private retreat located on the...

A Memoir: Will You Love Me?

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

The lady next to me asked me -- what would you want most for your baby? before I could say "happiness," your grandmother (seated beside me) prompted, "Health." At the time, I did not think of it as a big deal -- I took your good health for granted.

Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...

Practical Tips for Maintaining Your Meditation Flow

davidji | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living

We create behaviors and maintain behaviors by ritualizing them. You don't know what time you brush your teeth every morning, because you don't do it based on time. You do it based on following some order of rituals you've created over the years.

Healing and the Power of Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

I am grateful to be part of this ever-unfolding ancient healing path, and pleased to see these tools being incorporated into contemporary medical thought. Like two wings of a bird, these old and new approaches balance and support us in achieving the health and well-being we seek.