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Sprouted Mung Beans

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!” –Robin Williams Agreed!  It’s like the earth just opened up its doors, rang the dinner bell and said, come and get it! Combining vegetables with sprouted mung beans makes for a well-balanced meal. Sprouting mung beans increases their bioavailability-think more protein, increased antioxidants and enzymatic efficacy.  Sprouting …

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Yoga and Postpartum Depression: A Guide for Moms & Dads

“How can I feel this way when everything is so great?” Chrissy Teigen wrote in a moving essay for Glamour magazine, capturing perfectly the essence of a severe mood disorder that affects 1 in every 9 American postpartum women. (In some states, the number is as high as 1 in 5!)   Teigen, a television personality, …

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Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco: Tips and Practices

Forrest Yoga’s Ana Forrest and Jose Calarco are at the forefront of the yoga world, creating profound experiences. Together they teach the art of learning to love again and share tools to create our own sense of hope and direction in life. As part of our Extraordinary Teachers for Extraordinary Times series, Ana and Jose share …

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The Ancient Philosophy & Tools of Yoga Can Help to Beat the COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has created a global crisis with far-reaching social, economic, and spiritual repercussions. Our resilience during these challenging times will be tested not only by how we combat the spread of the virus but also how we make the best out of the circumstance.  While it’s important to take this pandemic seriously and …

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Anxiety is a Game of Whack-A-Mole

​The anxious mind can latch onto almost any topic: What if I don’t have enough money? What if my kids aren’t okay? What if I don’t get pregnant? What if I get pregnant? What if I have cancer? What if I don’t love my partner enough and I’m making a terrible mistake? What if I don’t have enough friends? What if I’m straight? What if I’m gay? What if there’s a terrorist attack? What if I’m in …

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Anxiety is More Common Than You Think

Anxiety is a widespread psychosomatic condition that currently plagues more than 35 million Americans. Typically, it starts with continuous exposure to stressful conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms such as panic attacks, unreasonable nervousness, numbness of body or mind, you are not alone. While a certain level of anxiety helps one stay alert, consistent exposure …

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Dinacharya: The Ayurveda Daily Routine

A daily routine regularizes your biological clock, aids digestion, absorption and assimilation, and generates self-esteem, discipline, peace, happiness, and longevity. Try this daily routine to bring radical change in body, mind, and consciousness. Click image to download or print PDF file; a black and white version is available here. Click to download!

Panchakarma for Anxiety, Depression, and Chronic Stress

Ayurveda recognizes the individuality of body and mind. According to classical texts from Ayurveda–a 5000-year-old body of knowledge–the combined state of body, mind, senses, and soul is what makes life. It is intriguing how these ancient Ayurvedic texts make distinctive mention of mental disorders, their symptoms, and treatments that bear similarities with the lines of …

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