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
[caption id="attachment_3923" align="aligncenter" width="239"] Yogi, Mark Whitwell[/caption]
We had the recent honor of talking with Yogi, Mark Whitwell. Mark is interested in developing an authentic yoga practice for the individual, based on the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar, with whom he enjoyed
The beauty of the Shanti Mantra lies in its simplicity of message, "May all beings be happy and healthy." It is also referred to as a mantra for peace (shanti).
Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatu
Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu
Auspiciousness (swasti) be unto all;
Peace (shanti) be unto all;
Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu
The annual celebration, Earth Day is drawing near. Held on April 22nd in the United States, Earth Day honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth's natural resources for future generations. Across the globe, the event is held on either
As nature changes with the change of seasons, we too, are in a constant state of renewal. Spring always gets me excited, as it's a time to lighten up on all the layers of clothing we've been wearing over the past few months, it's a
[caption id="attachment_3621" align="aligncenter" width="214"] Madhavi Rathod[/caption]
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)
[caption id="attachment_3769" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Celebrating Holi[/caption]
As spring draws near, so does the ancient festival of India called Holi. Originally known as 'Holika,' it is said that Holi existed several centuries before Christ. However, the meaning of the festival is believed to have changed over the years.
A friend of mine recently asked me, "According to Indian philosophy, what is the meaning of life?" While this being a very fair question to ask, I stumbled more than a few times in my response. After thoughtful consideration, I was able to distill it down to
[caption id="attachment_3745" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Lord Shiva[/caption]
Today is Maha Shivratri, an auspicious and important Hindu festival celebrated every year in honor of Lord Shiva, the lord of cosmic destruction and dance. Maha Shivratri, occurs on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half
[caption id="attachment_3724" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Award-winning poet, essayist and book artist, Marilyn Stablein, exiting a popular cave shrine in Kathmandu[/caption]
We recently had the pleasure of talking with award-winning poet, essayist and artist, Marilyn Stablein about her colorful and rich experiences traveling in India, as a teenager