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Ayurveda and the Science of Aging: A Workshop with Neuroscientist Dr. Ram Rao

Most of us have heard of the term “lifespan”; this refers to the total number of years one has lived. Geroscientists also refer to “morbidity,” which is the number of years during your life that you were in ill health. “Healthspan” refers to the years during your life in which you had good quality of life, with no illness. So when we speak of longevity, what are we referring to? Increasing lifespan, or healthspan? 

Advanced Topics in Ayurveda: Ayurveda and the Six Schools of Indian Philosophy (Darshana)

“There are six classical schools of Indian philosophy. In Sanskrit these are called the “Shad Darshanas” meaning “six philosophies.” The term "darshan" means "to see." Philosophy is the conclusions of the rishis who are able to "see" the truth and then convey it to others.

Ayurveda and Patience

“Water gently flows over the rocks and after thousands of years a canyon is formed. 
“We do not push the wind; it is the wind that pushes us. Life moves each person forward at just the right pace to stimulate continued learning and growth. There is little each person can do to rush the process. The most we can do is to become a more conscious participant. 

Ayurveda and the incredible Healing Effect of Love

At the recent Sivananda Ayurveda Conference workshop, Dr. Paul Dugliss gave a powerful workshop titled “The Anti-Aging Lifestyle.”
“Longevity and optimal health,” explained Dr. Dugliss, “can best be boiled down to one fundamental concept: LOVE.”

4th Annual Ayurveda Conference at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas - Jan 2017

January 23, 2017: Today was the planning meeting for the 4th Annual Sivananda Ayurveda Conference, held at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. The conference begins tonight!


Ayurveda and Seasonal Change 9/9- Guest Writing from our CAS Graduate Christianne Asper

It’s just the Season…

Ayurveda and Seasonal Change 8/9- Guest Writing from our CAS Graduate Christianne Asper

Forget cooling off! Calm down and get cozy instead!

Ayurveda and Spices: The Wonderfully Fragrant Mint

 Ahhhh…the wonderfully fragrant mint! It “wakes up” the senses, clears the head, and soothes digestion.

Ayurveda and Seasonal Change 7/9- Guest Writing from our CAS Graduate Christianne Asper

 When Autumn meets Winter

Ayurveda and Spices: Coriander

 Coriander is a delicious spice with many healing benefits. It makes a great household remedy for pitta disorders, in particular those which affect the digestive or urinary systems. Those with a pitta nature or imbalance tend to have overheated digestion, such as heartburn and acid indigestion, and most digestive spices are too heating for pitta. But not coriander!