One of my favorite things about summer is eating fresh produce in season. After a long, grueling winter and a rainy spring, this summer’s harvest is producing a gorgeous variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. This time of year, I like to spend late afternoons or weekends in search of local produce at farmers’ markets […]
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.
Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Larissa Hall Carlson shares a breathing practice to refresh both the physical body and the mental body. Stay cool during these hot summer months and cultivate time to find balance.
By Sarajean Rudman For those of us who work in office settings, spending eight or more hours a day sitting still in front of a screen can leave us out of balance, overstimulated, and disconnected from the rhythms of nature. But don’t worry, there’s hope! Living an Ayurvedic lifestyle doesn’t mean that you have to […]
By Sarajean Rudman It’s spring! Time to start anew, watch the flowers blossom, shake off the winter blues, and get back in touch with yourself and nature. The days are longer, the temperatures are rising, and there’s a feeling of lightness and enthusiasm in the air. Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, aims to align […]
By Sarajean Rudman ‘Tis the season … for sneezin’! As plants start to bud and flowers to pollinate, and we throw open our windows for spring cleaning, we find ourselves confronted with seemingly benign substances floating through the air, spelling discomfort for those of us who suffer from allergies. What exactly are allergies? Why do […]
By Sarajean Rudman Ayurveda recognizes three doshas, or humors—vata, pitta, and kapha—that make up our bodily constitutions in different combinations. We each have a unique makeup of these doshas in different quantities. Kapha dosha, a combination of the elements of earth and water, rules the springtime. The main seat of kapha in the body is […]
By Sarajean Rudman The bright yellow, herbaceous perennial known as turmeric, originally from South India, has America enamored with its oft-trumpeted health benefits. Lately, it’s been hailed for its ability to prevent anything from the common cold to cancer. Harvested mainly for its rhizomes, or roots, turmeric is closely related to ginger, another herbal powerhouse […]