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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Ghee: The Golden Yellow Substance You Need in Your Diet

This golden yellow greasy liquid sitting in a mason jar on your kitchen counter is a nutritional powerhouse for the 30.3 million diabetics living in the US. Not just used widely in alternative treatments for diabetes, ghee is great for your hair, skin, body, and digestion. The lubricating agent—discredited for myths such as it increases …

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Ayurvedic Herb: Triphala

Pancha Karma—or five actions—is a five-part detoxification therapy that is a mainstay in Ayurveda. In an effort to direct toxins (ama) into the gastrointestinal tract for elimination, an individual will experience these five Ayurvedic therapies, along with ingesting certain herbs.   A common herbal formula used is triphala.  As the name suggests, the “tri” in triphala …

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Ayurvedic Recipe: Carrot-Ginger Soup

Depression affects million of people in many ways. Often, words like “debilitating”, “stagnating”, and “paralyzing” are associated with depression. One person’s depression may stem from anger and another person’s anxiety may have spiraled them into depression. Whatever the case may be, diet can help to ameliorate the symptoms of depression. Carrot and ginger combine sweet, …

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Building Community: The Art of Living Retreat Center Cafe

The soothing, low murmur of activity, the smell of freshly-baked pastries, the feeling of curling up in a cozy chair with a good book—there’s nothing quite like a cafe. The Art of Living Retreat Center cafe—located right next to the main dining hall, adjacent to the Just Heavenly gift store—offers a warm and cozy escape …

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Ancient Secrets of Chakras: A Beginners Guide, Part 2

Ancient Secrets of Chakras: A Beginners Guide, Part 1 demystified the yogic terms of kundalini, chakras, and nadis and explored the seven main chakras, and their associated elements and emotions. Part 2 dives deeper to explain the connection and significance of petals and flowers in depicting the chakras. We also share words of caution from …

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