Ayurveda – Yoga Basics http://www.yogabasics.com Online Yoga Resource and News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.yogabasics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-yantra-32x32.png Ayurveda – Yoga Basics http://www.yogabasics.com 32 32 What Is a Sattvic Diet? http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/what-is-a-sattvic-diet/ http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/what-is-a-sattvic-diet/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:54:55 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com/?p=3344 Have you ever noticed the effects of the food you have eaten on your yoga practice? Obviously some foods create more internal commotion than others, with bloating and other digestive disturbances. However, it can also be interesting to notice how some foods have more subtle effects on the mind and your mood. Ayurveda, the sister […]

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What Kind Of Yoga Practice Fits Your Dosha? http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/what-kind-of-yoga-practice-fits-your-dosha/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/yoga-blog/what-kind-of-yoga-practice-fits-your-dosha/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:11:19 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com/?p=3286 Yoga asana is the main yogic tool for balancing the physical body and creating a flow of energy that enables us to direct our attention within. This flow of energy can also be focused on the body itself to treat illness or injury. Ayurveda uses the doshas to explain the different types of energy we […]

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Concerned About Your Sugar Intake? See What Ayurveda Has To Say http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/concerned-about-your-sugar-intake-see-what-ayurveda-has-to-say/ http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/concerned-about-your-sugar-intake-see-what-ayurveda-has-to-say/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:11:25 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com/?p=2948 I have a love/hate relationship with sugar. I crave it, I avoid it, I even make deals with myself over it.  But with so much conflicting nutrition information available, how do we know what level of sugar intake is best for us? Sugar-reduction, sugar-elimination and sugar-free diets trend pretty high amongst dieters. I tend to […]

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Beyond Dietary Dogma: Journey to Intuitive Eating http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/beyond-dietary-dogma-journey-to-intuitive-eating/ http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/beyond-dietary-dogma-journey-to-intuitive-eating/#respond Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:11:29 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com/?p=2908 Rotating on its spit, the glistening döner kebab beckoned as I awaited the next train from Budapest to Munich. With one down I ordered an extra for the trip, blissfully unaware of the food pathogens it harbored. This marked the first of four violent bouts of food poisoning I experienced while studying abroad, resulting in […]

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Deconstructing Ayurveda: A Journey To Intuitive Eating http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/deconstructing-ayurveda/ http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/deconstructing-ayurveda/#respond Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:41:19 +0000 http://www.yogabasics.com/?p=2642 “You are what you eat,” sighed my mother, eyeing dubiously as I lovingly dismantled my favorite after school snack, Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, purchased with my paper route earnings. These words echoed in my mind when, during recent attendance at a meditation retreat, lunch and dinner on the same day comprised heavily spiced and salted […]

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Connect To the Element Of Fire! http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/connect-to-the-element-of-fire/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/connect-to-the-element-of-fire/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:11:42 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=1349 Summer is here, and chances are that by now you have turned on the A/C. Even if you don’t have air conditioning at home, your workplace and probably even your yoga studio run the A/C. We pine all winter for the warmth of summer, but as soon as it’s here, we close the windows and […]

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Spring Cleaning: Get Back In Balance http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/spring-cleaning-get-back-in-balance/ http://www.yogabasics.com/connect/spring-cleaning-get-back-in-balance/#respond Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:02:47 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=1322 As spring approaches, you may feel the urge to set the stage for new growth by cleaning house or cleansing the physical body. Shaucha or purity is one of the foundational principles of yoga, and ancient yogis practiced six types of cleanses, known as the shatkarmas. Most of these should be undertaken only with the […]

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Three Ways To Balance Your Winter Yoga Practice http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/three-ways-to-balance-your-winter-yoga-practice/ http://www.yogabasics.com/explore/yogic-lifestyle/ayurveda/three-ways-to-balance-your-winter-yoga-practice/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:45:20 +0000 http://localhost/wordpress5/?p=1295 Brrr! Winter is the season of kapha, the dosha that ayurveda (yoga’s sister science) describes as cold, wet, and heavy—like a blanket of new-fallen snow. Kapha is comprised of the water and earth elements, and it provides us with physical structure—the body’s tissues and fluids. Strong bones; beautiful teeth; lustrous hair, skin, and eyes; physical […]

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