The Healing Side of Yoga: The Ayurvedic Oracle January 2014

New Year’s Message

Thank you to all of our students who trusted us with their education, and thank you to all of our patients who trusted us with their health.
The Wheel Keeps Turning:  A New Year’s Message
Past, present and future,
New Year’s Eve, a look back,
New Year’s Day, moving forward,
The past, rarely as good as we would’ve liked,
Memories both good and bad,
The future, almost always more hopeful,
Plans and goals,
But where is the present?
Herein lies the highest goals,
Inner peace, Joy, Love and Light.
Concealed like a treasure, veiled in illusion.
So difficult to find,
Yoga, the treasure map.
Elusive, slips away, forward and back
The more desired,
The more difficult to find,
Never through struggle,
Always through surrender,
Inner peace, Joy, Love and Light
May all beings live in the present and find the treasure that lies therein.
Om shanti (In peace)
Dr. Marc Halpern

Article of the Month

Ayurveda and the Understanding and Management of Respiratory Disease, Part 1: Kasa – The Understanding of Cough.

Respiratory Disease will afflict every human being at some time in their life. Whether it’s a cough associated with the common cold or respiratory distress associated with allergies and asthma, respiratory challenges are a constant source of irritation and misery for the afflicted.

Classical Ayurvedic Medicine categorizes respiratory challenges intro two main categories. These are Kasa (cough) and Swasa (dyspnea or difficulty breathing). From an understanding of ayurvedic knowledge, common conditions such as the common cold, asthma and bronchitis can be understood and managed. This article addresses the condition of kasa (cough).

Kasa (Cough)

In the West, coughs are understood to be the result of either infection or irritation of the bronchial tissue and are known as bronchitis. Infectious bronchitis commonly accompanies the common clod but may occur separately and may or may not be associated with fever. Coughs may be dry or productive. Irritative bronchitis is usually the result of pollutants, smoke, or chemicals and may have an allergic component. (Read More)

1st Annual Sivananda Ayurveda Conference: The Healing Side of Yoga

March 23-27, 2014

We are pleased to welcome a group of the top experts in the field of Ayurveda, individuals who have helped to spread awareness of this ancient knowledge and educated tens of thousands of individuals worldwide through their lectures, workshops, and writings. We will consider the causes of disease from an Ayurvedic perspective and explore the application of Ayurvedic principles and practices for particular conditions and life stages.

Join us for a week of inspired teachings about health and well-being as these teachers explore the healing of the body and the healing of the mind.

Click HERE for more details and to register.