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Svastha: Ayurveda’s Definition of Health! by Molly McManus


Svastha or Swastha is the Sanskrit word for health swa= my own self                 stha = to be situated The following is the transliteration of the original Sloka in the Sushruti Samhita with an English translation and commentary for understanding its meaning and implications on our journey toward true health. Samadoşa samāgni ca sama dhātu malakriyah […]

Powerlessness by Sarah Turino


When I was 9, my dad took me on a GRAND adventure…we left our South Dakota home to fly to Bombay, India. From Bombay, we rode an open-air bus 50 miles to Ganeshpuri, India. We arrived at an ashram where people from all over the world came together in a communal living facility to study […]

Ahimsa: Part II- Balance by Sarah Turino


Last year Elizabeth Gilbert was in Saint Paul and a woman asked her about how she achieved ‘balance.’ Gilbert responded that she gave up the myth of balance a long time ago equating balance to perfection. “The word BALANCE has tilted dangerously close, I fear, to the word PERFECT.” Big Magic Against BALANCE… Dear Ones […]

Namaste by Sarah Turino


Namaste. My soul recognizes your soul. I honor the love, light, truth, beauty and kindness within you because it is also within me. In sharing these things, there is no difference or distance between us. We are the same. We are one. Namaste. I pray that this word isn’t so bandied about that it loses […]

Ahimsa- Part 1/Courage by Sarah Turino


The Yamas are the first step in the eight-fold path of Yoga.  The Yamas in Sanskrit mean “restraints.” And the first step of the Yamas is Ahimsa.  Ahimsa means Non-Violence and is the jewel in the crown of yoga. The seat of yoga. The foundation of yoga. It is what all the rest of yogic […]

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