Devang Shah | Banyan Botanicals

Devang Shah

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Constitution: Pitta-Vata
Currently Resides: Albuquerque
Hometown: Houston, TX

 

 

 

Devang grew up in Houston, TX to Indian born parents.  As many children of Immigrant parents do – he initially rejected his cultural background as superstitious and silly. He thought, really – how is turmeric supposed to help a bleeding cut? He came to Ayurveda in 2005, when his wife, Falguni, went to study at the Ayurvedic Institute.  Since then, his life has changed in so many ways. Having studied economics in college – Devang always found all aspects of business fascinating. How do companies take an idea and make it into a reality for the consumer. He worked in warehouse operations, sales, hotel operations and development before landing at Banyan. Combine those experiences with a love for Ayurveda – he finds himself in the best of all possible worlds. Devang has been married for 11 years, and has a 2 1/2 year old daughter who is lucky enough to grow up with Ayurveda every day.

How has Ayurveda changed your life?

It has helped me be more aware of what is going on with my body and mind. As I have learned the doshas and how they impact me – I have been able to adjust my routine and diet in subtle ways to feel healthy, have more energy and be more focused at work.

Which Banyan products are you currently using and why?

Stress Ease and Ashwagandha Bala Oil – During June and July, I traveled a lot for trade shows and took some vacation. My Vata felt elevated and my body was depleted from the travel. I like Stress Ease because of the Ashwagandha and doing Abhyanga with the oil just brings about a nice calm.

When are you most likely to go out of balance and how do you bring yourself back in balance using Ayurveda?

My typical imbalance is elevated Vata and my favorite way to bring that down is regular Abhyanga. I do shorter ones during the week and do a longer abhyanga on Saturdays.

Favorite place in the world?

Himalayas

Favorite hobbies?

Hiking, Snowboarding, Reading Spiritual Works

Favorite book?

Anything by Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite quote?

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” —Buddha

Favorite sattvic meal/recipe?

Green Mung Soup and Rice