Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Tips

Stay Cool This Summer with these Ayurvedic Tips

As we gear up for summer, try a few of these ayurvedic tips to stay cool. Keep yourself hydrated this summer. Stay away from chilled and carbonated beverages, as they are known to disrupt the digestive fire. Instead, opt for fresh fruit juices, blended and stored at room temperature. (ie, coconut water, watermelon juice, hibiscus […]

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    Vedic Healing with Madhavi Rathod

      As we gear up for spring, we talked to Madhavi Rathod, a fourth generation Vedic astrologer who focuses on assisting people in living a life better aligned with their higher purpose in life, or their dharma. Combining Vedic astrology (Jyotish) with Eastern palmistry and Ayurveda (the East Indian system of holistic healing), Madhavi shared […]

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Health & Wellness

10 Reasons to Consider Doing Yoga

10 Reasons to Consider Doing Yoga

Yoga, by definition, is about union and connection. Yoga is about the blissful state of being fully present and connected. In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection. In its highest sense, yoga means conscious connection of the individual self with the highest Self, where one feels connected to the […]

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    Moving Towards Stillness. A Conversation with Sara Ivanhoe

    Levitating Monkey had the recent pleasure of talking with Yogini, Sara Ivanhoe. When she isn’t teaching at YogaWorks in Santa Monica, Sara is at Loyola Marymount University, working toward a master’s degree in yoga philosophy. A yoga teacher since 1995, Sara has completed teacher trainings with Erich Schiffmann, Yoga Works Studios and Anusara founder, John Friend. […]

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    Santosha at the 2014 Solstice in Times Square

    The dog days of summer have arrived, the downward-facing dog days of summer, that is!  Thousands of New Yorkers celebrated the arrival of summer by participating in, The 2014 Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga, this past weekend. Amid the hustle and bustle of Times Square, these yogis stretched out their mats and […]

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