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What it’s Like to be on an Ayurvedic Diet

With all the contradictions within the media, deciding what to eat can be incredibly confusing. Some say that carbs are the root of all evil, while others claim they’re the key to longevity; many maintain that protein is necessary in high quantities, while others suggest that it causes cancer; this week eggs and soy are …

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5 Surprising Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage

At the mention of the word massage, thoughts of deep relaxation instantly arise. We all know how massages promote restoration, but did you know that they have many additional health benefits? This is especially true for Ayurvedic massages, a staple in ancient Indian healthcare. Ayurvedic massages provide proven, time-tested results for everything from increasing longevity …

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Yoga and Ayurveda: Exploring Two Transformative Practices

Yoga and Ayurveda are two inseparable sister sciences that stem from the Vedas. While the former leads us towards optimal physical health, the latter nourishes our spiritual connection. While both are incredibly helpful on their own, their true potential is only realized when they are combined. For example, an Ayurvedic lifestyle without a yoga practice …

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What to Expect in an Ayurvedic Massage

You haven’t truly experienced a massage until you’ve had an Ayurvedic massage, or abhyanga. This type of massage therapy, which originated in India, is a holistic approach to healing that is deep, nourishing, and relaxing. Using warm oils infused with healing herbs that are tailored to each recipient’s needs, practitioners gently massage the entire body …

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The Best Yoga Music Playlists on Youtube

Although many don’t consciously realize it, sound holds the key to soothing our souls. The best musicians take us from the peaks of elation to the depths of sorrow. They can fire us up to dance or exercise and lull us into deep states of meditation and healing. For that reason, a great soundtrack is …

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