For many, the concept of food combining – the idea that some foods digest well together while others do not – is entirely new, and somewhat foreign. But according to Ayurveda, it is an essential part of understanding how to eat properly.
The tradition of dinacharya (daily routine) is one of the single most powerful Ayurvedic tools for improving overall health and wellbeing. Even if you are brand new to Ayurveda, it won’t be long before you hear something about the importance of doing a number of things – like eating, sleeping, and working – at roughly the same times each day.
As complimentary Vedic sciences, Ayurveda and Yoga originated from the same source and share a common history, language and cultural foundation. Integrating Ayurveda into your practice can bring about a greater sense of balance, harmony, self-awareness and health.
Ayurveda considers a seasonal routine an important cornerstone of health, year around. Balancing the nature of your local climate with lifestyle choices that offset the potential for seasonally induced imbalance is one of the simplest ways that you can protect your wellbeing. But, keep in mind that the seasons vary widely from one place to another, as do the qualities that they engender.
Ayurveda, ancient yet timeless, gives you the means of attaining and maintaining your own optimal health and well-being. The benefits of Ayurvedic medicine have been proven over centuries of use, and its methodologies are as applicable today in the West as they were thousands of years ago in India.
Vata, pitta, and kapha—collectively known as the doshas—are one of the most foundational concepts in the tradition of Ayurveda. But what are they, exactly? In essence, the doshas are energetic forces of nature, functional principles that help us to better understand ourselves, and the world around us.
Once you have discovered your constitutional type you can use this knowledge to optimize your health. Here you will find a variety of resources including specific information on diet, lifestyle and creating a daily routine.
You may be experiencing some of the following signs or symptoms: nervousness, anxiety, panic, fear; twitches, tics, tremors, spasms; dry or chapped skin; constipation, gas, bloating, dry, hard stools; low body weight; dislike of cold and wind. To decrease vata, Ayurveda has given us dietary, lifestyle and herbal treatment strategies.
Today, Banyan Botanicals continues to grow in service to the Ayurvedic Community while maintaining our focus on high quality products, outstanding educational information and excellent customer service. Ayurveda in the West is still very much in its infancy and there are so many people that can benefit from its wisdom. We feel we are just at the beginning of our journey and have much joyful work ahead of us.
What matters most is what is on the inside. The Banyan family is dedicated to sharing the wisdom of Ayurveda not only through the products that we make but also sharing our lives and stories. We share a common vision that Ayurveda carries knowledge and tools the world needs.
Our Ambassador Program unites leaders in the field of Ayurveda, forming a passionate community dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating people to achieve health and well-being. Our company name, Banyan Botanicals, was inspired by the Indian Banyan tree. The Banyan tree represents eternal life.
We intend to provide you with the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and products possible. We believe a high quality product is one that is pure, effective and produced in an environmentally friendly and ethical manner. To do this we are committed to the following practices in the production of our herbs: