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Ayurvedic Yoga & Lifestyle: A Seasonal Class

By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds & Lauren Stinespring What makes up an ayurvedic lifestyle and Why would I want to lead my life with that in mind? The American Institute of Vedic studies writes that; Ayurveda teaches us that each thing in the universe is composed of a particular substance. Each substance has its specific attributes and actions, which have a unique therapeutic application. According to this theory, there is nothing in nature that does not have some medicinal or healing value if applied correctly. Similarly, there is nothing that cannot be destructive or disease-causing if applied incorrectly. The fire that cooks our food can also burn our house down depending upon how we use it. Ayurveda (translates as the scinece of life) is a vast...

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Ayurvedic Lifestyle Tips: Seasonal Eating For January

By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds Many western doctors and and professionals who focus on nutrition and wellness extoll the benefits of eating seasonally. Eating seasonally is also an approach favored in the ancient science of Ayurveda. When we chose to follow an Ayurvedic lifestyle, we are urged to eat with the seasons and according to our dosha. The logic behind seasonal eating is that foods will be fresher and have more nutritional value having spent less time in storage. In Ayurveda we learn that we are able to digest certain foods better during certain seasons. For instance, generally big salads with lots of raw vegetables are going to be harder to digest in the cold months because our bodies are using energy to...

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