Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Patties - Art of Living Retreat Center

Grounding Nourishment: Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Patties

  This is the time of year where we dig our heels in and stay grounded, or allow the winter winds and cold air to pull us up, up, and away!   If you are ready to dig your heels in, then this is the recipe for you. The warm, moist, heavier qualities of sweet […]

By Diana Bellofatto
January 21, 2019

3 Things Your Yoga Mat Would Tell You If It Could Speak

A Heartfelt Letter from a Yoga Mat to a Yogi My dear yogi-being, Namaste! You and I have been close companions on this beautiful journey of yoga. Today, I am going to take this opportunity to tell you what I’ve been wanting to say for a long time: 1. It’s okay It’s ok if you […]

January 18, 2019
Bhakti - Art of Living Retreat Center

Cookies, Tea, and the Nature of Bhakti

Bhakti Yoga brings us into the world of mystery, a realm where the dissecting, discerning qualities of the intellect are powerless next to the vast ocean of feelings. For most practitioners, the goal of Yoga is union, oneness with the Supreme. But in Bhakti Yoga we don’t think about the goal, we only weep, laugh, […]

By Jai Uttal
January 16, 2019
Spiritual Purpose of Pets - The Art of Living Retreat Center

The Deeper Spiritual Purpose of Pets

Remembering your true nature The process of placing our energy within a body, and in so doing forgetting that we are vast, majestic, Divine Beings made literally from the energy of Unconditional Love, is akin to being struck on the head by a heavy tree branch and rendered unconscious, only to awaken with no memory […]

By Robert Schwartz
January 14, 2019
A Qigong Remedy for Loneliness - The Art of Living Retreat Center

Awaken Awareness: A Qigong Remedy for Loneliness

  The modern world is a lonely place. Even when we’re surrounded by people, and even when we keep ourselves busy, loneliness has this tendency to creep in and make itself at home. Whenever you’re feeling disconnected, isolated, or driftless, you can cultivate a feeling of being at home in your family, your community, and […]

By Robert Peng
January 10, 2019
Agni Aid Spice Mix - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Agni Aid Spice Mix for Igniting Your Digestive Fire

The importance of agni Agni is of paramount importance to maintaining a healthy body, mind, and spirit. When you think of digestion, do you only think of food as being something that is digested? Did you know that we also digest what we see, hear, smell, and touch?   Well balanced agni is important so […]

By Diana Bellofatto
January 1, 2019
Fear - the Art of Living Retreat Center

What if I Am Safe, Loved, Seen, Powerful, Loving, and Heard?

  Turning Fear into Faith has become a steady practice for me since I became pregnant with my son last January. I don’t mean a religious kind of faith, but rather a faith in myself….and the universe. Fear is a very powerful energy, but like any kind of energy, it can be harnessed, manipulated and […]

By Coral Brown
December 27, 2018
What is Kirtan? - The Art of Living Retreat Center

What is Kirtan?

Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space — digging into the heart’s deepest well to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence.   Kirtan is singing over and over the many names of God and the Goddess, the multi-colored rainbow manifestations of the One. It is said that there is […]

By Jai Uttal
December 22, 2018

A Breathing Practice to Calm, Soothe, & Relax

For the last 35 years, the Art of Living has taught over 30 million people how to use breathing exercises to quiet the mind, reduce stress and make meditation easier – and Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of our favorites. In Sanskrit, Alternate Nostril Breathing is called Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, which translates to “subtle energy […]

December 20, 2018
You Matter to the Universe - Art of Living Retreat Center

You Matter to the Universe

Of all our relationships, one stands apart in its ability to inspire and mystify—our relationship to the universe—but most of the time we remain as unaware of the star-speckled space enveloping us as the wallpaper in our living room.   The universe is the pillar that sustains everything in existence, including all our relationships, but […]

By Robert Peng
December 18, 2018
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