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Practice Small Balancing Acts of Kindness

Posted on 5/3/2015 by Rhona Sewell in balance Ayurveda Sister Sciences Rhona Sewell IshtaYoga Ayurveda medicine

Inspired by the wisdom of nature, Ayurveda is the oldest continuously practiced health care system in the world. The word ‘Ayurveda’ comes from ‘Ayus’, meaning life (mind, body, senses and soul) and ‘Veda’ meaning science or knowledge. We can translate Ayurveda as “Science of Life”. According to this science we are all microcosms of the natural macrocosm. The five great elements found in nature are also found in each of us. We are all unique combinations of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth.

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Guilt-Free Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on 5/2/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in 80:20 Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies Almond

We’re so excited to be launching our brand new 80:20 Lifestyle Membership Plan this week.

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Forbidden Black Rice

Posted on 5/1/2015 by Nikki Croes in Forbidden Black Rice Nikki Croes Anthocyanins Endosperm bran

Bored of brown rice? Okay, I love the stuff but sometimes I just need a break. So lately I’ve been all about Forbidden Black Rice, which is every bit as cool as it sounds. Cultivated in China, this rice is composed of a natural purple pigment—the same pigment found in blueberries and acai—that is said to be high in antioxidants called anthocyanins. It’s also a whole food, meaning it hasn’t been refined and contains bran, germ and endosperm.

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Courage

Posted on 4/30/2015 by Dana Damara in love Dana Damara Courage Listen Courageous Soul

The theme courage came flying to me the moment I heard that the New Moon was in Aries and that Pluto had went into retrograde. Huh?

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Introducing the Three Doshas

Posted on 4/29/2015 by Ayurveda Life in Prana Vata Pritta Kapha Five Elements Uniqueness Doshas

Ayurvedic philosophy teaches that we are all unique, not just by looks, but by the things we are made of. We know we are made of bones, skin, hair, and squishy stuff. And true, we all are built with two eyes, two arms, two feet, and a liver, but none of these parts are the same shape and size in any of us. In Ayurveda, one size does not fit all.

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How to Tame Your Dragon

Posted on 4/28/2015 by Mona Lisa in Peace Mindful Meditation Internal Chaos MonaLisa You time

Chances are you’ve heard or read at least once that meditation is that practice that can help bring peace to most any sort of internal chaos. You might also have heard that it’s not only for Zen masters and Buddha followers, but that anyone can do it. So you decide to give it a go yourself. Heaven knows you could use that feeling of peace that you’re being promised!

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Exercise & Yoga During Peace Corps in Namibia, Africa

Posted on 4/25/2015 by Lisa Shusko in Peace Corp Yoga for Peace Corp Namibia Downward Dog

I started practicing yoga in 2009. My best friend Laura got really into Bikram Yoga and kept telling me all the wonderful benefits of yoga, so eventually I decided to give it a go. I’ve practicing for 6 years now. I go through phases where I’m doing yoga many days a week and then sometimes not often. In Namibia I practice on average one day a week. It is a great way to de-stress.

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Slow Yoga Revolution

Posted on 4/24/2015 by J. Brown in J Brown Yoga Abhyasa Yoga Center Vinyasa Gentle Flow Slow Yoga

On the outskirts of the last decade, a small and humble minority has been pushing back against the pumped up power craze that swept through the nineties, and still largely has a hold on modern postural yoga. Now that the longstanding kingdoms that once guarded yoga's legacies have fallen, and individuals are left more to their own devices, this once obscure and unsung song is finding a new chorus of practitioners.

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5 Foods to Fight Your Spring Allergies

Posted on 4/23/2015 by Conscious Cleanse in Foods to reduce Inflammation Fight Spring Allergies Fermented Vegetables Salmon for Allergies Nettles for Allergies Green Smoothies

I’ve suffered from extreme allergies my entire life. I used to dread the spring-time and the first sign of green. I wanted to skip this season all together, I’d rather be a 3-season kinda girl. The fact was that I was that miserable.

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10 Ways to get your Joy On

Posted on 4/22/2015 by Jennifer Meek in Gratitude Breathe Jennifer Meek Connect to your Body Listen to Music

10 Simple Ways to "Get Your Joy On"

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