Category Archive: Ayurveda, Lifestyle & Nutrition

Picnic in the Sun Summer Recipes

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These three recipes (Fruit Brochettes, Cold Sesame Noodles, Papaya Zing) from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers’ The Yoga Cookbook offer creative and nutritious additions to your summer gatherings. Fruit Brochettes 1 tablespoon maple syrup or date syrup 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 teaspoons lemon juice Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 1/4 to 1 …

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Chick Peas with Tomato Sauce and Coconut Milk

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recipe from Etay Efrat (Iswara) The owner of a vegetarian food-delivery business in Shoham Israel, Iswara regularly includes this surprisingly easy — and delicious — dish in his menus. The recipe combines Mediterranean and asian ingredients with a vegan Italian rose sauce. Iswara recommends serving it over rice with a green salad on the side. …

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Yoga and the Art of Eating

by Katie Papo (Ambika) When I think back to my teenage glory days —mindlessly shoving pizza nuggets into my face while watching TV — “art” is not the first word to come to mind. Yet, as my yoga practice evolved, so did my eating. Here’s why. When we practice yoga, we practice two key concepts …

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Creating Health and Healing with Grace Van Berkum

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Please share what you do in 10-15 words: I teach people about the healing powers of plant-based foods, yoga, meditation, connecting to nature, and learning to open your mind and heart. Why do you do what you do? The world needs to realize and understand where our foods are coming from and how what we …

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Travel Yoga: Essential Tips from Julie Lusk

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Making flight arrangements for your next trip to the Bahamas? Plan ahead so you can travel smart and stay balanced. Holistic health specialist Julie Lusk shares this excerpt from her e-book on Travel Yoga to help make your air travel more peaceful and healthy. (Reprinted with permission)   Traveling by plane: Air travel can be …

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De-Stressing 101

By Surya San Miguel. Reposted here with the authors’ permission. We all know the negative impact of stress on our physical, mental and emotional health. Another thing is to know what to do to live stress-free. A moderate level of stress is a normal part of life, but sometimes stress remains below the radar and …

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De-Stressing 102

By Surya San Miguel. Reposted here with the authors’ permission. In De-Stressing 101, I looked at the signs of a state of chronic agitation, a precursor of a stress breakdown and proposed a change in lifestyle based on the 5 Points of Yoga taught by Swami Vishnudevananda. Now I would like to look at the …

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What Does an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist Do?

By Dr. Marc Halpern (Siva) Originally published by Sivananda Yoga Camp. Reposted with permission. An Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist is a specialist capable of utilizing yoga therapies to alter the physiology of the body in a manner that supports the healing process. As such, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapists are uniquely placed to participate as a health care …

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Pomegranate Power Smoothie — with bok choy!

Grace Van Berkum's Pomegranate Power Smoothie

Thanks to the always inspiring Grace Van Berkum for this super delicious, health-promoting recipe. Enjoy this powerful, delicious smoothie that boasts substantial health promoting benefits and is great for digestion. Strawberry and pomegranate phytochemicals have blood pressure-reducing properties, and both have anti-inflammatory effects that may protect against cancer and other chronic diseases. Bok choy is …

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Gracious Living Creamy Apricot Salad Dressing

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Oddly delicious and always nutritious! www.gracevanberkum.com Arugula spinach salad with walnuts & hemp seeds, topped with Gracious Living Creamy Apricot Salad Dressing.

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