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Ayurveda & Juice Cleansing

TO JUICE OR NOT TO JUICE Over the last couple years, juicing has become very popular. Traditionally, juicing has been done to cleanse and detoxify, not for weight loss. And while it has many benefits, it is not a cure-all … Continue reading

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Naked Mind: The Film

Over the past few years, our meditation teacher Sarah Barab and her film-making team have been traveling the world from East to West, talking to meditation masters from all walks of life. Finally, the documentary NAKED MIND: The Film is … Continue reading

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Yogissage: An Interview with Joseph Carman

YOGISSAGE Q & A WITH JOSEPH CARMAN We asked our teacher and massage therapist Joseph Carman a few questions about YOGISSAGE, his special combination of yoga and massage that he will begin offering on Saturday afternoons in January, by appointment. … Continue reading

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Swanand Interviews Sarah Barab

We interviewed our teacher Sarah Barab all about meditation, travel, and ways of experiencing the world. She leads a four-week meditation course at Swanand starting Sunday, Nov. 4th. How has meditating changed the way you see the world? During my … Continue reading

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Swanand Interviews Sylvie B.

We asked Sylvie Barthelemy, our teacher and contributing blog writer this month, some questions about Ayurveda and yoga practice. She will lead a wonderful Ayurveda workshop here at Swanand THIS SATURDAY, October 13th, from 2 – 5 PM. If you … Continue reading

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Ease Into Fall with Ayurveda, Part III: De-Stress

The One and Only Cause of Stress   Stress wreaks havoc on our health. It’s been shown to affect the body’s ability to regulate inflammation, something that promotes the development of many diseases such as cardiovascular, asthma and digestive disorders. … Continue reading

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Ease Into Fall with Ayurveda, Part II: Detox

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”    Buddha  Ayurvedic medicine uses the Sanskrit word “ama” to refer to any kind of toxic byproduct generated … Continue reading

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Ease Into Fall with Ayurveda, Part I

“Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can’t name the tune.” Deepak Chopra “Ayur” means life, and “veda” means knowledge. Ayurveda is India’s traditional medicine system … Continue reading

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