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

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The Healing Power of Nature Part 2: Rough Ridge Boardwalk and Beyond

Nature offers a wider lens through which to see one’s own life. A broader external and internal vision becomes especially accessible at higher altitudes, where the majesty of the landscape splays out before you at almost every turn. These big views can assist in many ways for the purpose of healing and recovering from stresses …

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Salt with Skill: What You Didn’t Know about Salt

Sebastian Cole wrote, “Because we cannot scrub our inner body we need to learn a few skills to help cleanse our tissues, organs, and mind. This is the art of Ayurveda.” Whether you are new to the art and science of Ayurveda, or a seasoned veteran, there is always something new to discover. Continuing on …

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3 Ways This Ayurveda Treatment Can Transform Your Body

When toxins accumulate within our bodies, it often shows first in the skin. Water and fat retention are just two of the signs that your body is out of balance. Dry, patchy, and acneic skin are other common features of toxin accumulation. Udvartana is an Ayurveda massage treatment that utilizes specific techniques, powders, and essential …

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Don’t Sell Your Smile For Peanuts

I was recently asked a question: What can you learn in 1 minute that will be useful for the rest of your life? This post is in response to that question. Many of us don’t smile enough. It takes so little effort and delivers such good benefits. Yet often we see that as people grow older, …

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Discover the Healing Power of Nature

When I look down a trail and can’t see where it’s going, with the softness of the orange pine needles and fallen leaves underfoot, something draws me deeper down the trail’s passage. There is something about moving over the actual earth, with no concrete or other flooring covering it, which makes movement healing and the …

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Yoga and Anxiety, Part 2

This article continues from last week’s Yoga and Anxiety, Part 1.  Regular yoga practice can help you stay calm and relaxed in daily life. Yoga also gives you the the strength to face events as they come, without losing your center. Yoga practice ideally includes the complete package of: Asanas (body postures) Pranayamas (breathing techniques) Meditation …

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Comfortable in the Cold: Ayurvedic Meals for Fall

Along with falling leaves and cooler temperatures, heartier meals are a sign that fall is here. So, what’s cooking on our mountaintop? We spent some time in the kitchen at Art of Living Retreat Center to learn more about Ayurvedic Cooking in this season. Of no surprise, squash and pumpkins are key ingredients in fall …

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Thanksgiving – How to Stay Calm During the Storm

Recently I have had numerous conversations with clients who have Thanksgiving-phobia…. Well, maybe not phobia but apprehension. Things around the holiday are always really busy. The family wants to be taken care of, kids and grand-kids want to be fed, the house needs to be cleaned, etc., and the whole family thing in itself can …

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Yoga and Anxiety, Part 1

40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety (that’s around 18 percent of Americans age 18 and over), making it the most common mental illness in the country. This number is gradually increasing; even those who have not been diagnosed are prone to experience stress, tension and anxiety in their day-to-day life. Today, many are anxious …

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For the Love of Fall

This week we’re going to post some beautiful photos of fall – not much more and nothing less! Enjoy the beauty.                                 Fall is a beautiful time on the mountaintop at the Art of Living Retreat Center. It’s a time …

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