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In House: Wendy Swanson on the Nature of Pain

  Some of you may know that I was in a small plane crash in December 2007. As we were crashing I braced myself, trying desperately to “put on the brakes”. Obviously, I lived to tell the tale and I was left with some pretty profound right side low back and hip pain as a […]

By Wendy Swanson
April 19, 2018
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Articles We Love: A Return to Nature in April

  At the Art of Living Retreat Center, we know that one of the most profound pillars of healing and wellness is the natural world. Nature is a wise teacher, a gentle and fierce guide, and a way back into ourselves. We’re incredibly lucky to hold a space nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, […]

By Paige Reist
April 16, 2018
Meditation & Yoga

In House: Cyndi Lee on The Complete Package of Meditation and Yoga

  It came without warning right at the beginning of the day trip down the river. I really don’t like water and I am a weak, underconfident swimmer at best. But people I trusted said it was fun and not scary at all. If you did fall out, you would land on a little rock […]

By Cyndi Lee
April 10, 2018
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In House: Wah! on Slowing Down

  Slowing down seems like it’s the opposite of what you might want — to move forward. But when you slow down and reconnect to the energies of nature and divinity, you have enough flexibility and openness to move forward with a greater clarity of intention and a wealth of grace.   Slowing down When […]

By Wah
April 9, 2018
Healing Osteoporosis with Yoga

In House: Healing Osteoporosis with the Fishman Method

  When I started doing research into yoga and osteoporosis in 2006, I suspected it might have good results for my patients, many of whom were frightened and searching for holistic ways to improve their bone health. At that time it didn’t occur to me that I would publish startlingly positive results in peer-reviewed medical […]

By Loren Fishman
April 9, 2018
Ayurvedic Recipes: Broccoli

Ayurvedic Recipes: Broccoli with Peppers and Herbs

  What’s in your garden? Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than by reaping the benefits of an herb garden!   If you tend towards a vata tummy (gas/bloating) when it comes to broccoli, you’ll be happy to know that the warming herbs and ginger in this recipe will aid in digestion. […]

By Diana Bellofatto
April 3, 2018
Make Friends With Your Body

Exploring Wisdom: Make Friends with Your Body

  Pairs of yogis face each other, press their palms together, and shyly bow their heads. Wearing baggy sweat pants and sexy yoga tops, bike shorts and faded t-shirts advertising local breweries, they are somehow all transformed into elegant beings in this moment—their generosity shining out toward each other. Then they laugh, slap a high […]

By Cyndi Lee
April 2, 2018
How Yoga Treats Four Common Health Problems

The Practice: How Yoga Treats Four Common Health Problems

  Yoga is an excellent solution for four major public health crises.   Osteoporosis Yoga has been proven to reverse osteoporosis (bone loss and fractures) more effectively than the most popular medications used for this condition. It also reduces many other risk factors for fractures. More than 200 people world-wide have osteopenia and osteoporosis. It […]

By Loren Fishman
April 1, 2018
Art of Living Retreat Center

In House: Why Should I Go on a Retreat?

  Reconnect to the deepest part of you at a meditation retreat Being on a meditation retreat for a day or a week can be a unique opportunity to unplug, spend time exploring your own inner world, and to find more appreciation for your life.   A meditation retreat can be a reset button and […]

By Sarah McLean
April 1, 2018
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Articles We Love: Happiness in March

Spring is here, and what better time to refresh your outlook, brush the dust out of the corners of your mind and heart, and refocus yourself and your goals? The UN’s International Day of Happiness falls on March 20th this year, and we think it’s a perfect opportunity to spend some time in reflection on […]

By Paige Reist
March 19, 2018
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