While Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years, it is still a relatively new concept for many people in the West. Initially, its Sanskrit terms and lifestyle practices may seem foreign and overwhelming. But with a little time and self-study, bringing these practices into your own life is well worth the reward.
The word “Ayurveda” can be translated in a few different ways, bearing significance to all that this philosophy encompasses. From Sanskrit, it can be interpreted as “the science of life,” or “the knowledge of living,” or “the art of longevity.” These definitions suggest that Ayurveda is both a science and an art, and that it can, indeed, inform how we live our modern lives.
Ayurveda inherently acknowledges that all of life is interconnected, that we are part of the greater whole. Not only are we intimately connected to Nature, we are intimately connected to each other. Banyan Botanicals is proud to be part of a growing community of people and organizations committed to the health and well-being of ourselves and our planet.