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What is Meditation?

What is Meditation?

What we often call meditation in the West is actually the practice of focusing the mind, concentration, or in sanskrit known as Dharana. It is often miss understood as stopping the mind but rather it can be better explained as learning to control the mind and not letting the mind control you. There are many [...]

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Ayurvedic Recipe for Pitta Constitution

Ayurvedic Recipe for Pitta Constitution

In Ayurveda, diet is essential in balancing your Dosha or constitution. Pitta(fire) dominant people can have physically hot fire reactions like hot flashes, rashes, cancor sores, high blood pressure, IBS, gastric reflux and heart attacks if there is excess fire. It is necessary, especially in hot weather, to decrease some of the fire with sweet, [...]

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What is Ayurveda?

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the sister Science to Yoga. It is a holistic system to balance the body and mind in order to achieve optimal health and homeostasis. It is the oldest medical system documented, estimated to be over 5-10 thousand years old. Ayurveda is founded on the belief that everything is made up of 5 elements; [...]

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Romesco Sauce Recipe

Romesco Sauce Recipe

This versatile Spanish sauce is one of my all-time favorites to have on hand. We first discovered it traveling through Spain in 2006. It's so easy and delicious, you'll wonder why you've never heard of it before! Traditionally eaten on seafood, Romesco sauce is delicious with shrimp, but since my seafood intake is extremely limited [...]

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Meal Prep Ideas

Meal Prep Ideas

Each week on Monday or Tuesday I like to do a meal prep for the rest of the week. I make a big pot of something that serves mostly as lunch, but sometimes the occasional dinner. You've seen our bean salad and summer salad suggestions. Last week's meal prep was a hearty kale salad. Head [...]

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Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone I live on the Upper East Side of NYC, lovingly referred to as the UES. I often go for weeks without leaving my neighborhood. I work within a 10 min. walk, practice within 20 minutes and Central Park is right down the street for all my running and biking needs. We have tons [...]

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A Simple Explanation of the 8 Limbs

A Simple Explanation of the 8 Limbs

A Simple Explanation of the 8 Limbs You might have heard about the 8 limbs in your Yoga class or read about them somewhere along your Yoga path but perhaps they have not been explained to you. Maybe your teacher mentioned Ahimsa or non-violence in practice. Maybe you read a Yoga article and they are [...]

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The Symbolism of Baggage

The Symbolism of Baggage

Every couple of months I like to go through my stuff and get rid of it. Just as my yoga practice makes me feel cleansed, purified and detoxified - getting rid of stuff makes me feel light and free! Most of us admittedly have too much junk - clothes, shoes, knickknacks, magazines, books, sporting equipment [...]

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Get To Know Juan Gamboa

Get To Know Juan Gamboa

We are lucky to have Juan Gamboa join us as a guest teacher on our upcoming training in Greece July 2015. He will lead fun Vinyasa classes and workshops on inversions. Learn to fly this summer with Juan! Find out more about him here. Stress from working in a corporate job in 1999 while going [...]

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Staying Fit While Traveling

Staying Fit While Traveling

Whether you are a road warrior or a weekend warrior, when you spend several weeks or months a year traveling it can be a challenge to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Different foods and eating habits can begin to creep in if and you’re not careful, vacation mindset starts to take over. One way I combat [...]

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