Yoga & Recovery

Many of us first turned to yoga whilst looking for change. It takes great courage and openness to heal our negative habits and create new healthy ones. No matter our habits, addictions, or cravings, yogic practices can transform them from the inside ou …

Ayurveda at a Glance

Ayurveda is yoga’s sister science — the science of life, health, and longevity. Based in India and as ancient as yoga, Ayurveda has been a healing practice and lifestyle for many, its wisdom continuing to spread through the West. Ayurveda’s foundations …

2017 Presentations by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa

We are delighted to share these handouts from K.P. Khalsa’s presentations at the ashram during his program, The Twin Paths of Yoga and Ayurveda for Healthy Living, in March 2017. Herbal Mysticism—Herbs for Spirit & Consciousness Sharpen Yoga Practi …

Ayurveda Skin-Care Remedies: Beauty from the Inside Out

  “Don’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth,” teaches Manesha Kshirsagar, an Ayurvedic specialist in health and skin care. In the practice of Ayurveda, much focus is placed on metabolism and digestion. But the care you t …

Ayurveda for Healthy Air Travel

  A comprehensive health-care science, Ayurveda emerged from the same Vedic culture as yoga, in northern India, and its foundations come from the Vedas, the oldest books in the world. Used for medical interventions and treatments, Ayurveda also em …

The Importance of Sivananda Yoga with David Frawley

David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) discusses the importance of Sivananda Yoga as a complete spiritual and healing system and describes the Sivananda tradition as one of the few yoga movements with an integral approach to yoga that consistently tea …

Ayurveda: Ancient Healing for a Modern World

Healthy foods can change the physiology of the body, says Marc Halpern, DC, but often our senses are so inundated with junk that we ignore what’s best for us. Bad food, violent TV, stress-inducing noise — “we’re so distracted by the party that the sens …

Mung Dal Kitchari Recipe

Enjoy this cleansing and nourishing Mung Dal Kitchari Ayurvedic recipe from Lalita Devi, Director of the ashram’s Well-Being Center.  Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 cup mung dal ¾ cup white basmati rice 4 tablespoon ghee 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (pe …

Chanting Ahimsa

by Nicole Vahlkamp (Nirmala) It is 6 o’clock in the morning and 200 people are sitting cross-legged on a large wooden platform surrounded by palm trees made slightly iridescent by the contrast between the slowly rising sun and the shadows of the dissol …

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 …

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