Summer Relaxation with Ayurveda

Getting Ready for Summer If the lazy days of summer are looking more like the crazy days, take a few deep breaths and try an Ayurvedic approach to calming down your lifestyle. The word “Ayurveda” comes from two Sanskrit words: Ayur meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge or science. Developed around 1500 BC, Ayurveda is an approach to […]

By Debra Locker Griffin
May 23, 2015

8 Limbs of Ayurveda: The Aim of Ayurveda

What is the Aim of Ayurveda? The goal of Ayurveda is summed up in the Sanskrit word, “swastya”. Swastya means health. Being in a state of health means being in a state of balance – physically balanced, mentally balanced, emotionally balanced. It is a holistic perspective.  The upcoming articles will cover what and how Ayurveda brings harmony to […]

By Andrew
May 11, 2015

Creative Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day shopping advice: your mom is likely bored by receiving flowers and dinner. Instead, tag along with her for Mother’s Day to throw pottery, relax in the spa and create lasting memories. Shankara Ayurveda Spa has two creative Mother’s Day packages to make this Mother’s Day a favorite. Both packages include a two-hour pottery […]

By Debra Locker Griffin
April 27, 2015

Taking Yoga Outdoors to Connect with Nature

My last name happens to be Barefoot and it’s probably not too surprising, for those reading this article, that going barefoot to practice yoga felt very natural for me. Over time I began to understand the feeling I remembered from childhood is what yogis call “grounding” or pulling in prana; really feeling the presence of […]

By Masie Barefoot-Judson
April 24, 2015

The Five Elements

The Five Elements Earth Day is April 22, so we thought it would be natural to talk about the five elements of nature. When we look at nature, there are five elements that provide the foundation for the entire physical world – space, air, fire, water and earth. Ayurveda recognizes these elements as the building blocks of all […]

By Debra Locker Griffin
April 20, 2015

Building Successful Relationships with Wisdom, Part 2

 Have you ever wondered… In our last post about building successful relationships, Caroline and Wally shared some of the keys to building a happy, long lasting relationship based on their experience of living and teaching with the Art of Living. In this interview, we continue with some more tips about the art of acceptance and applying the […]

By Caroline & Wally Zeman
April 10, 2015

Forging a Successful Relationship with the Wisdom of Yoga

 Have you ever wondered… about the keys to a happy, long lasting, successful relationship? Well, senior Art of Living teachers Wally and Caroline Zeman have been happy and growing together for over 40 years.   In this candid interview with Andrew Keaveney, Wally and Caroline share their secrets.       Andrew:  What’s the key to […]

By Caroline & Wally Zeman
April 5, 2015

How Food Can Be Your Medicine With Ayurveda

What is in your meal and where did the ingredients come from? The World Health Organization set out to help you answer those questions during this year’s World Health Day on April 7. This commitment by the WHO falls in line with our commitment to Ayurvedic cooking. In Ayurveda, food is considered to be medicine. […]

By Debra Locker Griffin
April 1, 2015
Spring Programs

On the Way: Happiness Program, Summer Camp & Panchakarma

The rhododendrons will soon be blooming on our mountain, signaling a great time for you to visit. Here are upcoming programs to help you plan a solo stay, getaway with friends, or a family vacation: April 13-19 – Six-day Panchakarma Cleanse This personal journey to wellness begins with your pulse. The ancient practice of Ayurvedic […]

By Debra Locker Griffin
March 25, 2015

On the Foothills of Silence – A Practice Ancient & Modern

  Sound cannot exist without silence and without sound, silence has no purpose. Silence is a vessel that contains everything from our experiences, to our thoughts, feelings to the depth of our soul. If poetry is the language of the heart, than silence is the language of the soul. All spiritual traditions around the world […]

By Aman Gohal
March 17, 2015
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