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Why Learn Tai Chi?

Why learn tai chi? The obvious answers are for the health and longevity benefits, the fact that it’s moving meditation—even that it’s a powerful martial art. But when you stop to ask a master why learn tai chi, he might give you a different set of reasons. Recently, I read an article about a kung-fu …

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Pain is a Message: How Our Brains Try to Protect Us

Most people don’t really understand how powerful the mind can be. However, every doctor knows that the mind can cause symptoms that are as severe as paralysis or inability to speak. This is known as a “conversion disorder,” and an individual with this condition truly cannot move the affected arms or legs or truly cannot …

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Does Juicing Really “Detox” the Body?

Anything that promises detoxification sounds a little questionable—like products that claim to “pull toxins out of your system” or “cleanse the liver.” The body does have detoxification mechanisms that are working all the time, and both healthful eating and intermittent fasting can accelerate those processes. Several-day juice fasts are one way to tap into the …

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Wellness, Naturally: The Magic of Panchakarma

The Art of Living Retreat Center’s Panchakarma cleanses are magical, and it’s such an honor to be a part of that process. We heal people from all over the country who are seeking greater health, whether they’re already fit or at the beginning of their journey. Panchakarma: the Basics We haven’t watered down the program …

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The Elements of Panchakarma: Three Steps to Detox

What Does Panchakarma Involve? Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body healing practice of detoxifying the body while strengthening the immune system and restoring your body’s pH balance. It provides an overall sense of calm and well-being. Panchakarma is a 3-part process—pre-cleansing, main treatment, and post-cleansing. Cleanse Prep (Purva karma) The cleanse prep is done before Panchakarma …

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