Ayurveda

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.

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by in Ayurveda

Ayurveda and Listening to Your Body in the Winter

by Sarajean Rudman The cold months, coupled with a heavier, acidic diet, often induce feelings of lethargy and inertia. To counteract the sluggishness (which might be seen as a kapha imbalance through the lens of Ayurveda), try incorporating three simple routines into your morning. Regular practice will pacify the heavy kapha elements of earth and […]

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Posted on November 12th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

The Season of Vata

By Sarajean Rudman As we shift into crisp, cool weather, there’s a palpable change in energy. In Ayurveda, autumn and early winter are governed by the vata dosha, comprised of air and ether. The vata season is characterized by dryness, mobility, lightness, and coolness. If our lifestyle mirrors these qualities, we risk depleting our ojas—our […]

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Posted on October 16th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Ayurveda and the Perfect Poop

Let’s be honest. Few things are as important to our sense of happiness as a good bowel movement. So what can we do to ensure daily success at the porcelain altar? Here are the steps I learned in Ayurveda school, and they don’t require a trip to the doctor or even to CVS—though you may […]

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Posted on October 7th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Tips for Cold and Flu Season

How is the colder, damper weather of fall affecting you? According to the 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic tradition, what we need most at this time of year is warmth and nourishment; regularity and routine; rest and relaxation. Ayurveda’s holistic philosophy draws from an understanding of our inherent relationship with nature’s laws and rhythms. The self-care remedies and […]

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Posted on August 31st, 2013 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Five Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

Though we all love the inspiration that comes with working in a group during retreats, there are many wonderful practices you can do on your own to boost immunity—techniques that are simple, safe, and free. Here are a few. Gargling Try gargling with warm salt water twice a day. Gargling cleans out bacteria and germs […]

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Posted on August 28th, 2013 by in Ayurveda, Yoga

The Way to Wellness

Centuries-old Ayurvedic practices may be the key to better health in the here and now. by Rachel Strutt About a year ago, my friend Gareth introduced me to “swamp juice,” a smoothie of sorts that he’d invented using spinach, apples, and almond milk. Gareth cheerily told me he hadn’t been sick in four years as […]

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Posted on August 15th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Five Ayurvedic Tips for Vegans

By Shannon Sexton, guest blogger Thinking about going vegan? Or already committed? Whether you’re ditching dairy for health reasons, or because you want to practice the yama ahimsa (nonviolence), you may want to consider applying Ayurvedic principles to your diet to stay healthy and balanced. “I love Ayurveda because it looks at each individual and […]

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Posted on August 7th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Stay Cool the Ayurvedic Way

It’s hot out there! But maybe you don’t need to turn up the air conditioning just yet. Larissa Hall Carlson, Kripalu Yoga teacher and Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, says that changing up your yoga routine; adding certain herbs, fruits and vegetables to your diet; and even wearing particular colors can minimize the risk of getting overheated. […]

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