ancient medicine anew
Once upon a time, long, long ago in a land far, far away . . . should perhaps be the opening to the story of Ayurveda (pronounced "ah-yer-vey-duh"). It is, after all, said to be 5,000 years old (documented in ancient texts, but handed down orally before the written word). And at 8,000-plus miles, India certainly qualifies for being distant.
But far from a fairy tale, early Ayurvedic practitioners regarded it as the cumulative body of health knowledge. Indeed, it translates from Sanskrit as the Science of Life. Ayurveda is enjoying a renaissance, fueled by a newfound appreciation for its ancient wisdom and mirroring the explosion in the related Indian discipline of Yoga. Perhaps its most significant modern endorsement comes from Deepak Chopra, who has woven it deeply into his books and The Chopra Center.
The science of Ayurveda encompasses many disciplines, with core practices in dietary guidance and herbalism . . . Read More
Chinese Medicine for Space
Sometimes, you enter a business and feel so "at home" that you just know that the product or service being offered will meet your needs. Then there are those establishments that simply feel "off," regardless of the resources available within. Although you may not register these vibes consciously, they are affecting . . . Read More
a power we all possess
With a bit of reflection, most of us will remember a time, be it recent or long, long ago, when the touch of another was deeply meaningful to us. As the recipient of this touch, you experienced the wonderful sensation of a deeper connection with another; one where you knew that you were not alone.
In that moment you may have known the amazing healing power of touch. Whether there was very real physical pain . . . Read More
it matters in weight loss and fitness
Exercise and physical activity are the crux of wellness. The cardiovascular and immune benefits of exercise are widely known, but it also aids in maintaining lean body mass, stamina, and metabolism as we age. In short, fitness matters a lot to health, longevity, and vitality, and that wisdom is driving a blooming in fitness-related interest and research.
Another understanding that only recently . . . Read More
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