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

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Ayurvedic Recipes

Beet & Celery Super Salad

Recipe: Beet & Celery Super Salad

For those of us who are familiar with the seasonal practices of Ayurveda, the fall is ripe with opportunities to cleanse, relax, and rejuvenate. But what if we are not quite ready to dive into more austere cleansing practices? There are still many ways to experience the myriad benefits that accompany favoring certain foods during …

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Recipe: Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is chock full of beta-carotene, selenium, and zinc, which makes it a powerful immune system booster that helps protect the body against illness. This broccoli soup is one of our favorite vegetarian recipes. It’s a creamy, indulgent, and healthy comfort food that requires very little prep time. Even better—it’s gluten- and dairy-free!  Ingredients 2 …

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Green Bean

Ayurvedic Recipes: Summer Green Bean Salad

Warm late-summer days are perfect for enjoying the bounty of the season. A fresh summer salad is a great way to take advantage of the wonderful flavor and nutritional value of in-season vegetables, including an Ayurvedic favorite—green beans. Regardless of your body type, or dosha, this salad is a delicious delight that will help you balance …

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Cucumber Rice Rollups

These Rice Rollups are Cool as a Cucumber!

The phrase “cool as a cucumber”, written in a poem by John Gay, is an idyllic Ayurvedic idiom. Cucumbers are a summer vegetable that can have an inner temperature up to 20 degrees cooler than the ambient temperature. An accumulation of summer heat can heighten emotions, creating impatience, anger, and agitation. Physical manifestations of excess …

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A Bountiful Berry Bowl

Synergy in Summer: a Bountiful Berry Bowl

With so much information about healthy living coming at us from all directions, we can get overwhelmed. Our health professionals, the internet, friends, and family all have their own opinions. So, to whom should we listen? Looking back, way back–as in thousands of years ago–we found that the Ayurvedic texts offered great guidance for maintaining …

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April’s Amuse Bouche: An Agni-Supporting Ayurvedic Salad

  Ayurveda tells us that spring it’s a good time to cleanse the body and reignite the digestive fire (agni). This salad is sure to get the job done. Each ingredient in this recipe is unique in its properties and actions. Combined, these substances produce a synergistic effect. Here are some of the amazing benefits …

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Barley Soup - the Art of Living Retreat Center

This Barley Soup Will Nourish You on the Cusp of Kapha Season

Kapha season, or Vasant Ritu, is spring time—a time of year when the earth can be heavy and soggy from the spring rains and the winter snow melting. Our bodies tend to mimic what goes on in nature. In spring, we may feel this heaviness and wetness manifest in us as weight gain, bloating, lethargy, …

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Grounding Nourishment: Sweet Potato & Brown Rice Patties

This is the time of year where we dig our heels in and stay grounded, or allow the winter winds and cold air to pull us up, up, and away! If you are ready to dig your heels in, then this is the recipe for you. The warm, moist, heavier qualities of sweet potato, brown …

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Agni Aid Spice Mix - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Agni Aid Spice Mix for Igniting Your Digestive Fire

The importance of agni Agni is of paramount importance to maintaining a healthy body, mind, and spirit. When you think of digestion, do you only think of food as being something that is digested? Did you know that we also digest what we see, hear, smell, and touch?   Well balanced agni is important so …

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Bala Balls: A Source of Raw Energy

Enjoy a dynamic December! For many of us, December is an extremely busy time of year. Holiday parties, shopping for gifts, decorating, baking, participating in extra activities with children, and meeting year-end deadlines at work are some of things that take up more of our time.   While much of what we experience at this …

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