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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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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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Yoga Teacher Training – Is it for me?

  You’re passionate about the practice. You’ve received yoga’s abundant gifts through your time on the mat. Maybe the gifts have flowed off the mat too and into your daily life. Perhaps you’ve been inspired to share what you’ve learned, or enhance your local community with the benefits of yoga. Or it maybe it’s that …

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Bitter Is Better In May

“Divine Providence has spread her table everywhere, not with a juiceless green carpet, but with succulent herbage and nourishing grass, upon which most beasts feed.” ~Thomas More Bitter greens are our best buddies in spring! The nature of bitter substances serve to oxygenate and cleanse the blood and alkalize the body. This is exactly what …

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Too Busy to Breathe? 5 Easy Tips to Incorporate Yoga into a Busy Day

Regular contemporary life is quite hectic, and the mind, body, and spirit go through various spins just trying to keep up. While we’re running amuck, tending to chores, and fulfilling our duties, we have a tendency to fall out of sync with ourselves, which eventually results in a deterioration of our health and well-being. The …

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Thyme Ayurveda Bowl

Shallot, Fennel, Thyme & Quinoa Bowl

“Thyme” for the seasons to shift Eating seasonally is very important, and there are still plenty of delicious herbs and vegetables coming in fresh at this time of year. Take advantage of the deliciousness before “thyme” runs out, and the selection of herbs and vegetables diminish in winter.   A pungent herb, thyme is beneficial …

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Living Well: Decreasing Physician Burnout for a More Fulfilling Practice and Life

Physicians working in the current healthcare environment are under an enormous amount of pressure and stress, and as a result, a condition commonly referred to as ‘physician burnout’ is becoming an ongoing concern in the medical field. Trying to manage the stress of patient cases and administrative tasks, on top of balancing the challenges of …

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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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