Articles in: exercise

3 Ayurvedic Pillars of Effortless Exercise

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 33 seconds As some of you know, I have been tweeting my Ayurvedic Exercise training schedule for a triathlon I competed in this past weekend. I have been asked to share more details about these techniques, which comprise the content of this article.  The Personal Scoop Originally, my 24-year-old […]

Euphoria: Get the Rush without the Risk

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 14 seconds In my first book, Body, Mind, and Sport, I discussed techniques to experience the co-existence of opposites, also referred to as the zone or the flow during exercise. I called it “the hurricane effect”– the principle by which the bigger the eye of the storm, or its epicenter […]

Episode 9: Longevity Exercise – Less is More


What does exercise have to do with longevity? Everything! But wait, not all forms of exercise are created equal in paving the way for a long, healthy life. As an athlete and an Ayurvedic practitioner, I’ve experienced firsthand the life-changing benefits of an exercise theory I call, “less is more.” Enjoy this free 1-hour talk […]

15 Benefits of Nose Breathing Exercise

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 44 seconds The importance of regular exercise incorporated into a healthy lifestyle and diet cannot be stressed enough in our quest for optimal health and longevity. In last week’s newsletter, I wrote about why nose breathing exercise (or Ayurvedic exercise) is so important as we strive for health and fitness. […]

Longevity Exercise: Less is More

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 11 seconds There is no doubt that we have not evolved to thrive on a sedentary lifestyle, but new research is showing us that burning fat with exercise is easier said than done. For example, if you were to jog three miles today, that would knock off only about […]

Short Periods of Exercise Protect Chromosomes

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A recent study demonstrated that short periods of exercise protected the chromosomal caps, called telomeres, against stress-induced damage. Researchers believe that the length and health of the telomeres – which are pieces of DNA at the end of each chromosome – is linked to cellular aging (1). Sixty-three women were divided into two groups. One […]

Too Wiped Out to Work Out?

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Are you feeling too tired to exercise, even though you know how good it is for you? Or are you frustrated with poor workout results? Most folks are either too fatigued to get a good workout in, or they work hard, sweat a ton, and invest a lot of time – with little benefit. The […]

Ayurvedic Fitness

Two thousand years ago, the Greek physician Galen wrote that athletes, Exert every day at their exercises and force feed themselves. Their sleep, too, is immoderate. He quoted the physician Hippocrates, Excess is the enemy of nature, and their practices are in direct opposition to good health. Galen pointed out that when athletes stop exercising, […]

An Athlete’s Guru

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By Kathleen Finn Originally published in Delicious Magazine John Douillard, DC, helps athletes attain peak performance. At his LifeSpa in Boulder, Colo., he teams up Ayurveda and exercise to tailor programs based on individual mind-body types. John Douillard wants to get the word out that exercise can be fun. He’s not selling a fitness video […]