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Ayurveda

Healing and the Power of Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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.

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...