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Ayurveda & The Human Body: The Large Intestine…What Does It Do? What are It’s Main Symptoms of Disease?

As part of our ongoing series on the human body, we turn our attention now to the large intestine, also called the colon. How much do you know about it? 

The 3rd Annual Sivananda Ayurveda Conference is almost here! Mark your calendars, and follow us on Facebook and on Instagram!

 January 25-29, 2016 
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, Bahamas
This year’s conference theme:  “Living Healthy in the 21st Century”
The lineup of amazing featured speakers: 

Ayurveda and Yoga Nidra: Become Yoga Nidra Certified from the Master - Dr. Marc Halpern!

Yoga Nidra is a state of such deep conscious relaxation that you are able to access your subtle body and effect healing at the very deepest level. 

Ayurveda and An Inspired Message from Helen Keller

 Helen Keller, although deaf and blind, was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf/blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree in the U.S. She remains an inspiration to the world.

If she can accomplish all this, what about the rest of us?

What’s your Dosha? Identify your features according to Ayurveda

"Central to the practices of Ayurveda is the knowledge of the five elements and the three doshas. The five elements are our most basic building blocks. The three doshas are the fundamental biological energies governing the functions of the body and mind and are called vata, pitta and kapha.

Ayurvedic Tips and Recommendations to Achieve Your Ideal Weight - and Maintain It!

In our society today, it is common to strive to achieve a particular weight according to a chart or graph, or based on a desire to look like a celebrity. However, according to Ayurveda, one’s ideal weight is based not on generalized statistics or fashion, but rather on the unique interplay of forces that determine each person’s individual constitution (vata, pita, kapha).

Ayurveda & The Small Intestines, Where Most Digestion Happens

Gluten Sensitivity & Other Diseases and Conditions of the Small Intestine

Dr. Marc Halpern Honored as 100 Trailblazers in Yoga & Ayurveda in Spirituality & Health Magazine!

 Congratulations to Dr. Marc Halpern for being honored by Spirituality and Health Magazine as one of the 100 Trailblazers in Yoga & Ayurveda!

We join with Spirituality and Health Magazine to salute the pioneers whose work has contributed so much to our awareness of Yoga and Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic Herbal Apprenticeship Final Project: Creating a Beautiful Herbal Mandala!

 Check out these stunning photos of the Herbal Mandala created as the final project for our Herbal Apprenticeship students!

Ayurveda and Weight Loss: Eat Your Veggies! Steamed Asparagus & Bok Choy Recipe

Want to lose weight? Eat your veggies! Try this delicious recipe…

Steamed Asparagus & Bok Choy with Tahini and Tarragon Dip