Ayurveda for Psoriasis: The Art of Living Retreat Center

Healing Journeys of Ayurveda: Ayurveda for Psoriasis

  The condition As though overnight, patches of my skin began to become flaky. Literally, I woke up and started finding patches of scratchy skin, more of them each day. What was worse, they grew. More and more of my skin, day by day, became a scratchy source of flaky consternation.   Not being in […]

By Sean K
May 24, 2018
Belly Love

The Practice: Belly Love

  Our belly, my belly, your belly, women’s bellies, men’s bellies “should” be flat, flat, flat. I have met very few people that are not on a quest for a flatter abdomen. I, too, have striven for this perfection as the message I heard growing up from my misguided but well-intentioned mom was “you can […]

By Wendy Swanson
May 17, 2018
Art of Living Retreat Center - Freedom

Exploring Wisdom: Stacey Vann & Pamela Hunter on Freedom

    What is being free? How do you experience freedom? This is a question I often ask our retreat participants. Are you aware of how freedom feels in your body, mind, and Spirit? Our awareness forgets simply for the joy of remembering. Feel your feet on the earth and observe your breath.   Remembering […]

By Pamela Hunter
May 12, 2018
Art of Living Retreat Center - Being Jealous

Exploring Wisdom: Jealous? Here’s Why

  In her phone session with me, Katy was completely perplexed about her jealousy.   “As you know, I broke up with my boyfriend, Jared, 6 months ago. By the time I broke up with him, I was really done with the relationship, and I have no desire to be with him. But last week […]

By Margaret Paul
May 11, 2018
Niyamas on the Mat - Art of Living Retreat Center

The Practice: Niyamas on the Mat

Last month, we delved into how to practice Yamas on the mat. Today, we’ll be looking into Niyamas. The Yamas are a social code of conduct, and the Niyamas are a standard of personal ethics an individual strives to follow on the spiritual sojourn of Yoga.   Shaucha (purity) Cleanliness and tidiness in the outer environment and […]

By Dr. Bharti Verma, MD
May 10, 2018
Art of Living Retreat Center - Get Organized

Exploring Wisdom: Loving Yourself by Getting Organized

  “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” – Pablo Picasso   Do you struggle with: Procrastination Clutter Overwhelm Disorganization Being late Guilt over not getting things done or not following through with commitments Anxiety over things like taxes and bills being late   While some personality types […]

By Margaret Paul
May 9, 2018
Reiki - Art of Living Retreat Center

In House: How Tobi Gold Discovered Reiki

I came to Reiki through teaching Yoga. For years, as I ended a class and people were resting in Savasana, I would place my pointer fingers in the center of my student’s foreheads and spread a little oil. Student’s would often remark, “I really liked the energy I felt from your hands!” I was not […]

By Tobi Gold
May 3, 2018
Ayurvedic Recipes: Collard Greens

Ayurvedic Recipes: Collard Wraps

  Ready, Set, Spring! When it comes to eating seasonally, green means go at this time of year! Verdant veggies vie for our attention as they burst up through the earth’s floor, beckoning us to savor their flavor.   If you follow Mother Nature’s lead, she signals us to leave behind the heavier, heating, acid-forming […]

By Diana Bellofatto
May 2, 2018
Art of Living Retreat Center - Walking through the Door

In House: Stacey Vann & Pamela Hunter on Walking Through the Door

    Walking through the door I remember walking through the door to my very first yoga class, and then my first workshop, and finally, not soon enough, my first retreat. The progression of being ready to walk through the door for the different intensities of my yoga journey was all-life giving.   What has […]

By Pamela Hunter
April 30, 2018

The Practice: Yamas on the Mat

  As per Patanjali’s 8 Limbs of Yoga, Asana is the third limb, the first limb being Yamas and second limb being Niyamas. It makes sense, then, that the first two limbs must have some relevance to Asana practice. Superficially, there may not be an obvious connection, as the Yamas are a social code of […]

By Dr. Bharti Verma, MD
April 28, 2018
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