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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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Cream of Broccoli Soup - the Art of Living Retreat Center

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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The Best 10 Minute Kale Salad

The Best 10-Minute Kale Salad

  This is one of the best kale salads I’ve ever made and that says a lot because I’ve made hundreds of kale salads. This raw kale salad is not only quick to toss together but it’s simple, can be whipped up in 10 minutes and uses a few basic ingredients. You can serve this …

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How Food Affects Your Happiness

  This past May, the Art of Living Retreat Center hosted Dr. Margaret Paul for Inner Bonding, a weekend of transformative healing. Here, she speaks about how your diet is an essential ingredient to happiness.    There’s so much unhealthy food that is normalized in our culture, and people don’t realize that it lowers their vibrancy. …

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Wellness, Naturally: Balancing Pitta in Winter

  In Ayurveda, there are three types of energy, also known as the three doshas. They are called kapha, vata, and pitta. Pitta dosha is related to the fire element, and it can be found in everything and everyone. In Ayurvedic thought, when this fire is weak, we experience indigestion. Pitta individuals are typically athletic and …

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Wellness, Naturally: Balancing Kapha in Winter

When you learn to look at the world from an Ayurvedic perspective, it won’t be long before your view on achieving and maintaining your own personal sense of wellness will become not only clearer, but also attainable in ways that you may not have thought possible. In this post, we’ll be focusing on the various …

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Wellness, Naturally: Balancing Vata in Winter

  Seasonal changes affect our lives in many ways. They play a role in a person’s very nature, something known as a dosha in Ayurveda. The winter season can affect and imbalance a vata dosha, or constitution, so balancing vata is important during this season. Vata is one of the three constitutions in Ayurveda. Associated …

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Art of Living Journeys: Elizabeth’s Panchakarma Experience

  Elizabeth recently joined us for our Panchakarma Retreat to deepen her understanding and experience of Ayurveda. What she found was peace, rejuvenation, and a new and integrated way of life. We sat down with Elizabeth to chat about her experiences.   A Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Cleanse The Panchakarma Retreat was much more than …

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Ayurvedic Recipes - Cucumber Cooler

Ayurvedic Recipes: Cucumber Cooler

  Keep your cool this summer with this Ayurveda-approved, nutrient-packed, and tastebud-tantalizing drink! Cucumber calms the Pitta dosha and cools the body, all while hydrating, replenishing vitamins, and aiding in digestion. Coconut water is one of Ayurveda’s top ingredients for cooling, as it contains a natural balance of sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, making it …

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Cream of Broccoli Soup - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup

Vegan ‘Cream of Broccoli’ Soup Spring is all about beautiful green vegetables, and the nutty, rich flavor of broccoli makes for a perfectly invigorating meal. Broccoli is chock full of beta-carotene, selenium, and zinc, which makes it a powerful immune system booster that helps protect the body against springtime illnesses. This broccoli soup is one …

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Ayurvedic Recipes: Spinach with Sweet Potato and Carrot

  This recipe will make you feel as brightly alive as spring itself. The vibrant orange color of sweet potato and carrot, along with the touch of green spinach, makes this dish a fresh and warm combination for spring. As the spring arrives, your body starts to warm up and detoxify itself, leaving  you craving …

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