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Ayurveda

How Yoga Is Like Apples

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

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
Kripalu

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.

Staying Cool, Calm and Collected: Balancing the Pitta Dosha

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Jeff Perlman and Holly Walck Kostura Ayurveda reveals to us that there are seasons each year defined by the three doshas: vata (f...

How I Recovered From ME: My First Steps and Redefining Success

Veronica Layunta Maurel | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Veronica Layunta Maurel

Through my healing process I have experienced the biggest shifts and the greatest miracles by redefining what a happy and successful life is to me. Success means now health, boundaries, honest expression, connection, sharing, creativity.

The Milkshake That's Actually Good for You

Erin Zaikis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Taste
Erin Zaikis

I have the perfect way for you to get your turmeric in a delicious, painless way.

Yoga Therapy's Potential: An Interview With Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

Rowan Lommel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rowan Lommel

I recently interviewed Dr. Kausthub Desikachar by email. He began studying yoga when he was 9 years old under the guidance of his teacher and fathe...

How Meditation Saved Sarah McLean

Trish Kinney | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

In person, Sarah McLean literally shines. It is part elegant and statuesque good looks, with her blonde hair and golden complexion. But it is the ki...

How Napping Can Make Your Life Easier

Sylvie Barthelemy | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sylvie Barthelemy

As a long-time napper myself, I can tell you it hasn't kept me from getting stuff done, growing and expanding. In fact for me napping in the middle of the day is a must if I want to remain productive and sane.

A Yoga Hug

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher "Nobody likes me, everybody hates me; guess I'll go eat worms. Long, thin, s...

Do You Have an Angry Liver?

Irene Ross | Posted 05.24.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 05.20.2014 | 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 05.14.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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.