the vata diet: a day in the life

Here at Yoga Slate we’ve published a number of posts about Ayurveda, the Hindu system of medicine. A time-honored tradition, Ayurveda is rooted in the idea that the best path to help and wellness is found through balance, and that

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how to be more present in new year

“Change is not something we should fear. Rather something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or bloom and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re

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how to set new year’s resolutions you’ll actually achieve

I don’t know how your New Year’s Eve played out, but I’m guessing it went something like this: after a few glasses of champagne, you began making public resolutions for the coming year. You’re going to drink a green smoothie

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finding the right yoga studio is like dating

For five years I belonged the world’s best yoga studio. It was the place where I fell in love with yoga and made my practice a permanent part of my life. I thought we’d be together forever, but things went

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7 delicious ways to add superfoods to your day

Blueberries. Salmon. Broccoli. Walnuts. Sweet potatoes. These common grocery store ingredients are nothing new, but recently they’ve been getting an extra dose of attention. That’s because they’ve each been deemed a “superfood.” What is a superfood? Well, it depends on

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fats: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Despite the bad rap, fat – that is, the right kind of fat – is essential for our bodies. While we want to diligently exclude trans-fats or any products that have “partially hydrogenated” oils on their labels, the essential fats found in

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turmeric to battle seasonal allergies and colds

Most of us look forward to spring.  The weather warms, the days get longer, and the world seems to be blooming with new possibilities.  But for many, those brightly blooming flowers and trees mean nothing but trouble.  According to the

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kapha dinner recipes – end the day right with these meals designed for your dosha..

We hope you’ve been having fun with all the lovely recipes we’ve been posting. This week, we’ve made some delicious meals for folks with a dominant kapha dosha. Try them this week and give us feedback. Polenta with Mushrooms and

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don’t throw out those weeds!

Dandelion to alleviate spring congestion Often, the thing we need most is right under our nose.  This couldn’t be more true than with dandelion.  This spring, many people will spend big bucks to have a perfectly green, dandelion-free lawn.  But

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the squirrels know: nuts for winter nourishment

A friend once told me her grandmother always said to eat a walnut a day because it’s good for your brain.  Given the brain-like look of the nut, I remember thinking this seemed logical.  Little did I know at the

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