General Ayurvedic Principles

    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • October 03, 2019
    The Crucial Need to Balance the Vayus—Subdoshas of Vata

    Fall is the season for transition and change. In keeping with this phenomenon in nature, the Ayurvedic dosha that is predominant at this time of the year is vata. As one becomes more familiar with Ayurveda, as a practitioner or otherwise, it is easy to give only a passing thought to the doshas, forgetting how integral and central an understanding of the doshas, their key qualities, and the subdoshas can be in an Ayurvedic perspective of health.

  • Liver Rejuvenation for Balanced Health
    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • July 17, 2018
    Liver Rejuvenation for Balanced Health

    The age we live in is unparalleled. We have access to the deepest wisdom from ancient times and modern science. Our understanding and the depth of our approach to health can be more profound and more effective than ever before. For this to be the case, though, we must overcome the assumptions that go into our approach to understanding. Even something as concrete as the liver has many implications when we look at the ancient tradition and the classical writings of Ayurveda.

  • The Hair and Bone Connection
    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • July 28, 2017
    The Hair and Bone Connection

    We often look at our hair as a beauty statement or as a way to express our personality. We may want our curls to bring on a fun and adventurous look, or gloss our straight hair for a clean shine. But Ayurveda would encourage you to look deeper at your hair, as it can say so much about what is going on inside your body, particularly the bone tissue (asthi dhatu).

  • Internal Housekeeping: Part Two
    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • September 07, 2016
    Internal Housekeeping: Part Two

    In Part 1 we reviewed the yamas, using them to help us view ourselves and the world. Let us now explore the niyamas—the personal practices that help maintain a clear window— preventing us from falling back into old habitual patterns.

  • Internal Housekeeping: The Yamas
    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • September 01, 2016
    Internal Housekeeping: The Yamas

    Do you ever have those days (or periods of time) when everything seems a bit foggy? When you can’t think clearly, can’t figure out right from wrong, can’t remember things, get upset over things you know you shouldn’t be upset about, or feel down for no reason? Those times when your perception of reality just doesn’t seem to match up with actual reality?

    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • September 20, 2013
    Ayurveda: An Alternative or Complementary Medicine?

    The topic of my presentation this morning is Ayurveda: An Alternative or Complementary Medicine? I am not sure, however, that this is the right question to ask. I think we must first ask several other questions before we can answer this one.  

    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • September 20, 2013
    The Hand of Sadhana - Ayurveda in the Wise Earth Tradition

    The Wise Earth tradition of Ayurveda seeks to revive sadhana, those long lost, grass-roots practices that restore inner harmony by aligning us with the cosmic rhythms of nature. With these practices, food (annavidya), breath (pranavidya), and sound (mantravidya) become templates through which healing comes. Wise Earth’s vision is informed by the spiritual awakening of Swamini Mayatitananda (formerly Bri. Maya Tiwari) and based in the Vedas.  

  • Pulse Reading
    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • September 20, 2013
    Pulse Reading

    In this article, Alakananda Ma discusses the science of pulse reading. Please note that this information does not necessarily reflect Banyan Botanicals' views. 

    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • September 19, 2013
    Ayurvedic Singularity
    • General Ayurvedic Principles
    • September 19, 2013
    Ayurvedic Rejuvenation and Longevity Therapy
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