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Ayurveda

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

Located in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen, the liver is where health begins. It supports every system. It is the primary detoxifier for whatever we eat, inhale or absorb and it converts food to energy and stores it as glycogen.

Ayurveda and the Importance of Sex

Brian Leaf | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Leaf

Years ago, towards the end of a month-long yoga program, I found myself sitting in the Jacuzzi next to a very famous yogi. I knew he had recently lef...

Ayurveda and Yoga for Kapha Season

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck Part I of our Ayurveda & Yoga Series The three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) are combination...

A Tragic, Real-Life Tale of Oil Pulling

Aimee Heckel | Posted 03.14.2014 | Denver
Aimee Heckel

In fact, if you have a sensitive stomach, now is where I tell you to run. Run far away from the rest of this harrowing tale. Chances are, you'd never try oil pulling to begin with, anyway.

Ayurveda: A Path to Wholeness

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck "When something happens, I am not thrown off course, and when nothing happens, I do not lose my way....

Awaken Your Breath, Body And Bowels With Ayurveda

Posted 02.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The 5,000-year-old practice of Ayurveda is all about achieving balance in your life by optimizing your daily routine, including the foods you eat and ...

3 Ways to Beat the Cold

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Have you ever been in a situation in which you wanted to keep the window open, but the person you're with wants to leave it closed? Or maybe it's the ...

Buyer Beware: Learning to Ask Why Complementary and Alternative Medicine Works

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

If you are like most Americans, you have probably tried some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), whether yoga, chiropractic, meditation, acupuncture, or a homeopathic treatment for the common cold.

Post-Party Beauty Tips

Kristen Ma | Posted 03.08.2014 | Style
Kristen Ma

Here's a little preparatory guide to help you stay gorgeous and feeling as renewed as your resolutions, despite the late night and fast times.

Ancient Healing Techniques That Can Improve Your Modern Life

Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Ironically, when it comes to treating the ailments of modern life -- which can be exacerbated by chronic stress and a relentlessly fast-paced life -- ...

The 8 Pillars Of Health That Lead To Long Life

Pamela Levin | Posted 10.21.2013 | Fifty
Pamela Levin

As I was growing up, my mom always told me wealth means NOTHING without good health. Truly enjoying your financial and personal successes count for less when you are not in the best of health.

Want to Learn More About Yoga?

Ira Israel | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

There is something for everyone in this virtual yoga conference from the layperson who is just starting to experience yoga to the seasoned practitioner and teacher who wants to expand his or her knowledge of yoga without ever leaving the comforts of home.

Living a Balanced, Beautiful Life With Ayurveda

Lissa Coffey | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Ayurveda is the 5,000 year old "science of life" from India. It teaches us how to live in harmony with nature, knowing the connections that we share. Ayurveda is all about balance, and this is something we are in dire need of today.

Can't Sleep? Try Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Sleep is a function of the parasympathetic nervous system, the system devoted to rest and digestion. Not surprisingly, sleep onset (the natural oncoming of sleep) and yoga are both associated with an increase in parasympathetic activity.

5 Cool Yoga Food Groups for Summer

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

According to Ayurveda (yoga's sister science), summer is the season of the fiery pitta dosha. Pitta is one of three basic Ayurvedic mind-body types, which also includes vata and kapha. This summer, beat the heat with deliciously-cooling yoga foods.

The Scientific Study: Yesterday's News?

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

When we feel thirsty, hungry, or tired, do we need a scientist to help us determine if those feelings are true? No, we know these things to be true because our body is programmed to send those messages to our brain.

4 Ways Immigrant Cultural Wisdom Is Inspiring America

Rohit Kumar | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Rohit Kumar

The most diverse gathering of races and ethnicities from across the world is living in one place here in the United States. We often focus on the econ...

Ayurveda for Detox With Dr. John Douillard

GAIAM TV | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
GAIAM TV

In his video, Douillard focuses on using ayurvedic traditions to remove toxins from the body in order to feel healthier, happier and lighter. Feeling good allows us to show up for our lives with energy and strength.

Natural Living Is in Short Supply

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

When we consider many of the medicines that have been cited as being in short supply, such as injections for chemotherapy or injections inhibiting blood clotting, we are considering medications that are likely the product of a modern Western life far removed from the natural order of things.

Review: Sukham Ayu -- Cooking at Home With Ayurvedic Insights

Stephanie J. Stiavetti | Posted 12.10.2012 | Food
Stephanie J. Stiavetti

Sukham Ayu: Cooking at Home With Ayurvedic Insights focuses on something we all love: food. It's a cookbook more than anything else, providing a section in the beginning that gives a brief breakdown on Ayurvedic principles in a way that anyone can understand.

Review: Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi

Peter Clothier | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Peter Clothier

My difficulty arises unquestionably from what Leaf mirrors for me: my own doubts and insecurities; but also my intellectual skepticism about those things he comes to embrace along the way, which seem to include every healing method from sesame oil enemas to Reiki therapy and Bach flowers.

Food: Just a Little Wisdom to Chew On

Vaishali | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

The path to vibrant health and wellness begins by creating a right relationship with your mind and your body.

What's In a Name?

Vaishali | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

It is from personal experience that I endorse and prescribe what Vedantic psychology has known for thousands of years. Change the name and you change the person.

Ayurveda 101: 6 Ways to Enhance Your Health and Vitality

Vaishali | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

Ayurveda is not for the faint of heart or for those deeply invested in denial about their shortcomings and self-sabotaging habits. It takes dedication, perseverance and a willingness to change what you are most comfortable with.

Beyond The Human Eye: Everything Is Energy

Vaishali | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

Awareness, what are we giving our attention to, is the most life-altering form of energy available to us. It is our awareness that has the greatest influence on the body, our perceptions and emotions.