Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga. If you want to learn more about this 5,000-year-old system of natural healing and balanced diet, you’re in the right place.

The Benefits of Abhyanga, the Loving Practice of Self-Massage

by Annie B. Kay How you choose to spend the first moments of the day can create a template for how that day unfolds. Integrating dinacharya—Ayurvedic self-care routines—into your daily schedule sets you up for greater balance and well-being. One of my favorites morning routines is abhyanga, Ayurveda’s daily ritual of oil self-massage, which promotes […]

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Posted on August 12th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Nutrition

Ayurvedic Nutrition for Health and Well-Being

Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, offers empowering tools to help you make sound nutritional decisions. In Ayurveda, no food is off-limits; rather, moderation and mindfulness are key. Ayurveda helps us “peel back the layers in order to discover the truth of who we really are,” says Cat Pacini, Program Coordinator for the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. […]

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Posted on July 27th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Ayurveda for Keeping Your Cool

According to Ayurveda, it’s the season of pitta—hot, sharp and bright—and that can make us feel like wilted flowers, drained of energy, or we can find ourselves getting more easily irritated and hot-tempered. If you find yourself getting agitated, critical, and impatient during the dog days of summer, these practices from the Kripalu School of […]

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Posted on April 15th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers: A Q&A with John Douillard

John Douillard, director of the LifeSpa Ayurvedic Health Center in Boulder, Colorado, is a faculty member for the Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda. He joins Larissa Hall Carlson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, to teach the 300-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training module Integrating Ayurveda into Yoga Teaching: Balancing the Doshas, June 19–28. […]

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Posted on April 8th, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Conscious Living, Nutrition, Yoga

Practices for the Season of Blossoming: Yoga and Ayurveda for Springtime

Spring is just around the corner! Can you feel it? After the long winter (especially here in the Northeast), it sometimes feels like a mad dash to the finish line when the first hints of spring stirs in the atmosphere. Yoga and Ayurveda teach us to be fully present and engaged as we shift seasons […]

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Posted on April 1st, 2015 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

Yoga and Ayurveda Go Prime Time

You can’t have drama without conflict, which means that a world filled with peace, love, and understanding might not make for very exciting television. The characters on most prime-time TV shows typically face more challenges in one season than the rest of us (with luck) will encounter in a lifetime. And they rarely seem to […]

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Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Ayurvedic Self-Care for the Holidays

by Erin Casperson Yes, I practice yoga and Ayurveda. I do postures, breathing, and meditation in the morning. Sipping hot water, scraping my tongue, and oiling my body are also daily rituals. I focus on clean eating and being in bed before 10:00 pm. I also have a full-time job, a full social life, and […]

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Posted on November 11th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Conscious Living

Eight Ayurvedic Tips for Soothing the Mind

Ayurveda promotes mental well-being by bringing the body and mind back into balance through following the rhythms of nature. “When the body becomes exhausted from living again the stream, we don’t have the energy, so we become anxious,” says Kripalu presenter and Ayurveda expert John Douillard. “And when we become totally exhausted, we become depressed.” […]

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