Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Low on Energy? Ayurveda aims to continuously restore balance to the doshas and supply fresh energy for the body and the mind.
In this lovely YING & YANG LIVING video interviewing Ayurvedic expert Jenny Ahn, several Ayurvedic suggestions are offered to restore energy to each of the doshic constitutions known as Prakriti.
For Vata, Pitta & Kapha prominant prakritis, different self-care steps can be taken in diet, lifestyle and physical activity. Jenny discusses yoga styles, nutrition and bedtime routines to benefit each constitution.
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by Conni Kunzler
In Ayurveda, simple daily practices, called dinacharya, attend to the five sense organs—eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin—the way we take in the world. Just as the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and our visual stimuli impact our mental and physical health, so do the sounds we hear—in our environment as well as the chatter inside our heads...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Here is another superb article by author Conni Kunzler, wherein she writes about the simple daily practices called as dinacharya in Ayurveda, that relates to the imbibing action of the five sense organs —eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin. According to her, the accumulated knowledge of the sciences of yoga and Ayurveda are recorded in Sanskrit and for hundreds of years chanting or vocalizing Sanskrit words or mantras has been part of these healing and spiritual practices. Please have a read. Namaste.
by Deborah Adele, MA
I recently heard a story about a teacher who was instructing on laziness. He proceeded to tell his students that there are 2 kinds of lazy. One is the kind where a person just sits around doing nothing...
Editor's Note: This piece is short, but meaningful. In yoga one tries to be present and practice mindfulness. The author, Deborah Adele, tells an anecdote that leaves you reflecting on your own ability to be present.
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: If you haven't already tried yoga, grab your mat, and get going! Not only will your outer body enjoy the physical benefits, but also your inner body too. Your organs and tissues will get nourished, as you twist, bend and stretch. Soon you'll be glowing from the inside and out. Check out the benefits of yoga in this video.
by Anna Hunt
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
The human body is hard-wired in such a way that we have the innate capability to experience deep spiritual events, regardless of one’s religious or theological beliefs. However, the reality of life is that our bodies are constantly bombarded with toxins, chemicals and poisons, while our minds and psyches are constantly cluttered by media, distractions and group-think...
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Our bodies are constantly surrounded by toxins and chemicals, while our minds are cluttered by the media and ongoing distractions. This is why it can be difficult to reach pure enlightenment, moments of clarity and a true spiritual experience. Here are six ways that you can prepare your body, mind and spirit for a real awakening.
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Ever wondered if Yoga or Pilates would serve you better in your exercise routine? Learn the differences between the two in this video with Sarah Ruback, Director of Education, Kim Villaneuva, Co-Founder and Madeline Merin, Trainer, of Core Pilates Studio in New York City.
Exercise & Fitness
by Melina Meza, BS Nutrition, 500-RYT
1. Get your 8 hours of sleep every night and keep that sleep bank full this season! With sufficient rest, your immune system will stay strong and you will be less susceptible to the common cold. Without sufficient sleep, not only does your immune system get compromised, but your judgment, coordination, memory, and desire for exercise all decrease as well...
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