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5 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain with Ayurveda

5 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain with Ayurveda

Feeling forgetful or absent-minded on occasion? It’s perfectly normal (and human!) to feel a little scattered now and then, but if you’re increasingly forgetting names and appointments or frequently misplacing your keys, it might be time to give your mind and memory a little Ayurvedic TLC. The Ayurvedic Perspective on Mind & Memory There are three aspects of learning and memory according to the Ayurvedic texts: 1) dhi, the power of acquisition or learning; 2) dhriti, the power of retention and processing; and 3) smriti, the ability to recall. […]

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The Yoga-Ayurveda Connection

Yoga has taken America by storm. The number of Americans who practice some form of yoga has doubled in the last five years, and is now estimated at fifteen million. Three-fourths of fitness clubs offer yoga classes, and yoga was named one of the two fastest-growing segments of the exercise industry by Trendwatch 2000, an annual report on fitness trends. While many view yoga as a gentler way to exercise, most long-time practitioners realize that yoga is not just physical — it creates balance in mind, emotions and consciousness […]

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Recharge, Restore, Rejuvenate! The Ayurveda Way to Feel Young at Any Age

No matter what your age, there are things you can do to look and feel younger, healthier, happier. You hold the future of your health in your own hands. The wonderful thing about ayurvedic healing is that it teaches both damage-prevention and damage-reversal; so following these few basic tips from The Council of Maharishi Ayurveda Physicians can make a big difference to that image you see in the mirror. Here’s what the Council has to say about looking and feeling young Eat to Live Longer How much of a […]

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Balancing Act: Staying Healthy as an Active Woman

For many women today, it’s hard to find a moment to breathe, let alone take care of your health. Whether you’re working in the office or in the home, raising your children or caring for elderly parents — it’s a balancing act just to get through the day. Yet taking care of yourself and staying in balance mentally and physically is central to meeting all the demands of your family and career. “Women today have so many areas of life to attend to, it’s important that they set aside […]

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Radiant Skin at Every Decade: An Ayurvedic Guide

Your skin is a complex organ that changes constantly throughout your life, depending on your age, diet, lifestyle choices, and many other factors. From the perspective of Ayurveda, the skin’s texture and appearance also change as we move through the different phases of life: childhood (Kapha kala), young adulthood (Pitta kala), and middle age and beyond (Vata kala). With these different transitions in mind, here are some Ayurvedic guidelines for healthy, glowing skin at every decade. Teens: A Healthy, Pitta-Pacifying Diet + Stress-Reduction Throughout childhood, most of us enjoy […]

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A Heart-Centered Practice

According to the Eastern chakra system, when a person’s heart chakra (seat of love) is closed, it can’t hear, feel, or discern emotions.  As stated in ancient Eastern text, modern man/woman is ambivalent and confused due to a lack of knowledge.  Living without knowledge in a couple is like being hijacked by fear, dispensing energy towards the primitive instinct of self-preservation.  When this closure occurs, the body completely denies access to the frontal cortex, priming a survival pattern—all decisions made, or emotions expressed are rooted in fear and survival instinct. […]

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YogaFaith: “Living Surrendered” 10-Week Session at Grow Joy with Karla Lawrence

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is.  Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” – Eckhart Tolle “Are you living surrendered?” This is the question that sprang into my head without warning as I was driving home from work a few weeks ago.  The question rang out so clearly that I almost looked around to see who had hitched a ride in my car without permission!  I knew of course that it was God […]

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Ayurvedic Strategies for Healthy Holiday Eating

‘Tis the season to be snacking! From Thanksgiving (or even Halloween) through Valentine’s Day, the holidays present an extended string of festive gatherings that center around food and drinks. While living it up with friends, family, and colleagues can be fun, it can also be a bit stressful — especially if travel, hectic schedules, extra spending, and rich, sugary foods are on the menu. “When there’s stress involved, our choices can become more reactive, rather than coming from a grounded place and connected to the self,” says Sankari Wegman, […]

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Vocal Toning for Health and Healing with Michael Gallelli

Join Michael Gallelli, a shamanic practitioner and sound activator, for a communal circle of Vocal Toning. Michael will share the basics in the personal practice of toning and lead several rounds of toning for energetic cleansing and harmonic toning with the group. Vocal Toning is a unique form of meditation. It can be practiced in a group or alone. Group toning is energizing, empowering and easy to do. Participants create tones and basic vowels sounds that resonant with themselves. In a group circle, each person adds to his or […]

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Food, Mood and Digestion: The Mind-Body Connection

Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi is a highly respected Ayurvedic expert in the western world and India. He has been practicing Ayurveda for 33 years. Linda Egenes interviews Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi on November 16, 2016 Here, he talks about the relationship between food, mood, and digestion. Q: How does food affect our moods? Vaidya Manohar: The food we eat has a significant influence on our minds and hearts. You could even say that the nature of our mind and feelings depends on the food we have eaten. And conversely, the state […]

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