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Why do we get sick? What does Ayurveda have to say about the Cause of Disease?

As part of the 3rd Annual Sivananda Ayurveda Conference, Marisa Laursen taught a program explaining this extraordinarily important and empowering topic: The Causes of Disease. Interestingly, Ayurveda has understood the Cause of Disease for thousands of years.

3rd Annual Sivananda Ayurveda Conference Opening Talk with Dr. Marc Halpern: "The Churning of the Ocean of Consciousness"

 Dr. Marc Halpern opened the 3rd Annual Ayurveda Conference with a lively talk based on the classic Vedic story, "The Churning of the Ocean of Consciousness."

Meet the Speakers for the 3rd Annual Sivananda Ayurveda Conference: Living Healthy in the 21st Century - Jan 25-29, 2016

 The 3rd Annual Conference begins this evening with an opening talk by Dr. Marc Halpern. Stay tuned for daily posts, updates and pearls of wisdom from this esteemed panel of experts in the field of Ayurveda... 

Far left: Kevin Superman, PhD, MCPP

Ayurvedic Doctor and Yoga Swami Sivananda: Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize

 “Practice meditation regularly. Meditation leads to eternal bliss. Therefore, meditate, meditate.” ~ Swami Sivananda

Eight Ayurvedic Tips to Help you Lose Weight

 Eight Weight Loss Tips to Help you Achieve Your Ideal Weight!

1. Eat your biggest meal at lunch. This is because midday is when digestion is the strongest. The heat of the day supports the heat necessary to digest your food well. Ideally, eat a small breakfast, bigger lunch, and light dinner early in the evening (so it is well digested before bed).

2.  Avoid snacking to force your body to burn stored fat. 

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.