Articles about: Yoga

Why Slow Yoga?

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes, 5 seconds Today, yoga classes are available on a drop in, as-needed basis, but traditionally, yoga was prescribed by the family Vedic guru (teacher) whose job was to teach the children the ways of a Vedic lifestyle. This of course included the practices of yoga, […]

Love, Sex and Yoga

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds According to Ayurveda, there are subtle pathways that carry spiritual energy in the body called nadis. These pathways are so subtle that they are invisible until they are activated or in use. The best analogy for the elusive nature of the nadis is […]

The Magic of Yoga, Breathing and Meditation

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Do you prefer yoga to meditation? Or meditation to yoga? For many of us in the western world, moving our bodies is a lot easier than sitting with our unruly minds. For others, a daily yoga practice is just too much to ask, but meditation feels doable. With yoga, breathing […]

How to do Sun Salutations

The ˜sun salutation’ is a complete Ayurvedic exercise also known as Surya Namaskara. This series of postures simultaneously integrates the whole physiology including mind, body, and breath. It strengthens and stretches all the major muscle groups, lubricates the joints, conditions the spine, massages the internal organs and increases blood flow […]

Seated Yoga Nidra – A Tool for Transformation

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Here at LifeSpa, a major focus of our Panchakarma Detox Retreat is to disarm the protective nervous system in order to access deep-seated mental and emotional patterns of behavior that, according to Ayurveda, literally store in the body’s fat cells for years. As the body relaxes, the mind becomes more […]

From Here to Serenity

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Panchakarma, the ancient Ayurvedic prescription for purifying the body, is credited with curing everything from chronic fatigue to osteoarthritis. What can it do for you? By Pamela Miles Originally published in Yoga Journal Magazine Despite years of right living”regular spiritual practice, frequent yoga sessions, a vegetarian diet with rare transgressions”I […]

Enjoy Exercise Every Time

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Do you often feel tense while exercising or exhausted afterwards? Do you find yourself avoiding exercise or forcing yourself to get through it because you know it’s good for you? Keep reading below and watch my free video to learn how proper exercise is one of the most powerful lymphatic […]

Serene Healing

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While learning to cope with a chronic illness, one woman discovers how Ayurvedic treatments can transform body and mind. By Lauren Ladoceour Originally published in Yoga Journal Magazine Download PDF With my eyes closed and my muscles melting into the table beneath me, I’m only vaguely aware of the four […]

Introduction to Ayurveda

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Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots: ayur, which means life, and veda, which means knowledge. Knowledge arranged systematically with logic becomes science. Over time, Ayurveda became the science of life. It has its root in ancient vedic literature and encompasses our entire life – the body, mind […]

Three Square Meals a Day

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Originally published in Yoga Journal Magazine photo by Susan Slattery Everyone knows that stress is not a favorable feeling in the body, but Douillard describes why: Stress –> toxic hormones –> free radicals –> disease.   If Ayurvedic doc John Douillard could give you a basic prescription for health, if […]