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

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spring

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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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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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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Ayurvedic Recipes: Collard Greens

Ayurvedic Recipes: Collard Wraps

  Ready, Set, Spring! When it comes to eating seasonally, green means go at this time of year! Verdant veggies vie for our attention as they burst up through the earth’s floor, beckoning us to savor their flavor.   If you follow Mother Nature’s lead, she signals us to leave behind the heavier, heating, acid-forming …

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Articles We Love: A Return to Nature in April

  At the Art of Living Retreat Center, we know that one of the most profound pillars of healing and wellness is the natural world. Nature is a wise teacher, a gentle and fierce guide, and a way back into ourselves. We’re incredibly lucky to hold a space nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, …

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Articles We Love: Happiness in March

Spring is here, and what better time to refresh your outlook, brush the dust out of the corners of your mind and heart, and refocus yourself and your goals? The UN’s International Day of Happiness falls on March 20th this year, and we think it’s a perfect opportunity to spend some time in reflection on …

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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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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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Spring Cleansing

Wellness, Naturally: Spring Cleansing

  We hear so much about cleansing these days. There are many ways to cleanse, and it seems like everybody is doing it! It’s all over the internet, and even celebrities are touting the benefits. If done correctly, cleansing has some phenomenal benefits. If done incorrectly, not only will the therapeutic value be lost, but …

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