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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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A Breathing Practice to Calm, Soothe, & Relax

For the last 35 years, the Art of Living has taught over 30 million people how to use breathing exercises to quiet the mind, reduce stress and make meditation easier – and Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of our favorites. In Sanskrit, Alternate Nostril Breathing is called Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, which translates to “subtle energy …

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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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What is EFT?

EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can …

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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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Shifting Your Chart with Astro-Locality in Vedic Astrology

In Vedic astrology, where you are has a huge effect on who you are. Calculate your Vedic astrology chart here, and then read on for wisdom from Vedic astrologer Barry Rosen.  Many of us think that our natal charts and where we are born are very static (like a line on stone) and that we …

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Pain is a Message: How Our Brains Try to Protect Us

Most people don’t really understand how powerful the mind can be. However, every doctor knows that the mind can cause symptoms that are as severe as paralysis or inability to speak. This is known as a “conversion disorder,” and an individual with this condition truly cannot move the affected arms or legs or truly cannot …

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Stay Open to Recieve

What if someone wanted to give you a gift? What would you do? I will tell you what you would do. You would put out your hands and receive it. Right? If some one said: “Here, I have a gift for you” and handed you something, you would put out your hands and take it …

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The Power of a Warm-up Done Right

Obviously, the warm-up portion of your workout literally warms you up – body temperatures rise and circulation quickens. However, a warm-up should do way more, and that “more” isn’t just physical. First, a warm-up grounds That means it makes you aware of where you are in space and time. It connects you to the earth …

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The Secret Life of Birthdays in Vedic Astrology

Birthdays in Vedic astrology are of special importance. Calculate your Vedic astrology chart here, and then read on for wisdom from Vedic astrologer Barry Rosen.  Its hard to hide your birthday these days with Facebook but sometimes I do feel like crawling into a hole the day before my birthday as I get ready for …

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How to Get the Most Out of a Wellness Retreat

What makes a successful retreat? After having both attended  dozens of retreats over the years, and more recently conducted my own retreats, I wondered what the lasting effect and takeaway is. A successful retreat, I believe, provides a toolset for a new way of being, and something that can be embedded and applied to everyday …

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