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Know Yourself: Your Ayurvedic Body Type

Your Ayurvedic body type, or constitution, is at the heart of Ayurveda’s approach to well-being. Knowing your constitution allows you to maximize your quality of life, health and happiness by following the recommendations for food and lifestyle for each constitution. An Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis with an expert is the best way to recognize one’s constitution. …

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Ayurveda 101

Ayurveda 101: The Very Basics

We are passionate about the power of Ayurveda. Our bodies, minds, and spirits are intimately interconnected. When the body is in good health, the mind and spirit thrive. We’ve seen the incredible ways in which practicing Ayurveda has changed lives over the years, and that’s why we’ve dedicated ourselves at Art of Living not only …

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Art of Living Journeys: Peggy’s New Chapter

  Peggy, a recent Art of Living Retreat Center retreat guest, shares her thoughts on learning how to bring Ayurveda home for a happy, healthy new chapter in her life.    Immerse Yourself I recently retired, and so there I was going through a transition in my life, and I thought, ‘well, this would be …

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Ayurvedic Recipes: Indian Okra

Summer is here, and you may be experiencing extreme temperatures and the imbalances that accompany the high heat. One of the most effective ways to regulate body temperature and bring one’s self back into balance is through diet. Pitta is that which is governed, mainly, by the fire element, and responds well to sweet, astringent, …

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Ayurvedic Recipes: Sensational Summer Salad to the Rescue!

Summer is here, and you may be experiencing extreme temperatures and the imbalances that accompany the high heat. One of the most effective ways to regulate body temperature and bring one’s self back into balance is through diet. Pitta is that which is governed, mainly, by the fire element, and responds well to sweet, astringent, …

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Wellness, Naturally: No April Fools Here!

Spring is here, and as the saying goes, “We got this!” Practicing Ayurveda gives us an edge over imbalances that might otherwise sneak up on us, as long as we practice awareness with the right diet and lifestyle. We surfed through March, riding the wave of fluctuating temperatures and unpredictable weather. The test of our …

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Asparagus - Ayurvedic Recipe

Ayurvedic Recipes: Sauteed Asparagus with Slivered Almonds

Asparagus is known for its antiseptic, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also very low calorie – 10 calories per 100 grams. It’s low in fat and cholesterol, and high in fibre, folates, B vitamin complex, and vitamins K and E. This makes it a great food for March, where vata season is turning into …

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Wellness, Naturally: Balancing Kapha in Late Winter

As the winter months wear down and we come into the weeks before spring, kapha season begins to awaken. Ayurvedic medicine teaches us that our bodies mimic what takes place in the ebb and flow of nature’s seasons. While the vata dosha predominates in early winter, in late winter we find ourselves beginning to notice …

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Ayurveda Retreat

Ayurveda Retreats – Heal Yourself Inside and Out

You deserve to take care of you. So often we find ourselves lost in the hustle of life, eating the fastest of fast foods and worrying about the stresses of the day. It can be exhausting, but not only that, it can also be harmful. The stress, the lack of sleep, the poor diet, the …

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Consciousness-Based Medicine

Consciousness-Based Medicine

In recent years, pop culture has tuned to Ayurveda as a way to create dietary guidelines for ourselves based on our unique body type, or “dosha”. This is wonderful press for Ayurveda, or consciousness-based medicine, which can absolutely provide specific guidelines for healthy eating – but this ancient Vedic science goes far beyond which foods …

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