• Why Our Herbal Oils Are Unique
    • Our Products
    • 1 day ago
    Why Our Herbal Oils Are Unique

    You might be surprised and delighted to learn that, while we do use some machines to expedite the process, our method of preparing herbal oils is still an Ayurvedic tradition at heart.

  • When Should I Use Oil—Before or After Showering? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • 3 days ago
    When Should I Use Oil—Before or After Showering? [video]

    Can a hot shower take away from the benefits of abhyanga? In this video from our AskBanyan series, we step into the world of daily routines and where self-massage and showering fall in them. 

  • Can All 3 Doshas Be Imbalanced at Once? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • October 11, 2019
    Can All 3 Doshas Be Imbalanced at Once? [video]

    Is it possible for vata, pitta, and kapha to all be out of balance at the same time? To know for certain, consult an Ayurvedic practitioner. Watch this entry in our Ask Banyan series for tips on how to gain a clearer understanding of what’s going on in your body.

  • Savory Beet Dal: An Ayurvedic Recipe to Ease Into Fall
    • Recipes & DIY
    • October 09, 2019
    Savory Beet Dal: An Ayurvedic Recipe to Ease Into Fall

    This beet dal recipe is nourishing, grounding, and warming—all of the best things for vata! Learn the full ingredients, instructions, and the role taste plays in balancing the doshas.

  • Vata-Balancing Energy Bars Recipe for Fall (and Beyond!)
    • Recipes & DIY
    • October 03, 2019
    Vata-Balancing Energy Bars Recipe for Fall (and Beyond!)

    Vata season is all about staying grounded. These yummy energy bars have the vata balancing qualities of being warm, wet, heavy, and stable. They are also vegan, dairy free, and gluten free.

  • Balance Your Body and Mind with Fall Yoga
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • October 01, 2019
    Balance Your Body and Mind with Fall Yoga

    Find balance and tranquility with this gentle yoga sequence. Calming for all three doshas, this sequence focuses on vinyasa in its truest sense. It incorporates smooth breathing and moderate to slow continuous movement.

  • 6 Secrets for a Balanced, Vibrant Vata This Fall
    • Seasonal Topics
    • September 27, 2019
    6 Secrets for a Balanced, Vibrant Vata This Fall

    Fall is one of the best times of the year to find a connection to our inner peace and calm. Read this article to learn some of Ayurveda's best secrets for making this practical and attainable. 

  • Do I Need to Be a Vegetarian? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • September 25, 2019
    Do I Need to Be a Vegetarian? [video]

    How important is vegetarianism for Ayurvedic living? In this video in our AskBanyan series, we explore why a vegetarian diet can be helpful, but why it is not necessary to live Ayurvedically.

  • Yoga for When You're Too Busy for Yoga
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • September 23, 2019
    Yoga for When You're Too Busy for Yoga

    When push comes to shove, it's easy to forgo our good intentions because the demands of life beckon our attention (and consume our time). Read this article for a simple yet powerful practice for busy days. 

  • Do I Have a Dosha Imbalance? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • September 18, 2019
    Do I Have a Dosha Imbalance? [video]

    We're often asked how someone can determine if they're experiencing an imbalance in the mind or in the body. According to Ayurveda, it all starts with knowing your baseline. In this article and video from our Ask Banyan series, we'll discuss how to check in with yourself to see how certain foods or activities might be impacting your overall state of wellness. 

  • Power Up Your Detox with Total Body Cleanse!
    • Our Products
    • September 16, 2019
    Power Up Your Detox with Total Body Cleanse!

    Whether you’re planning a traditional Ayurvedic cleanse or a quick detox, Total Body Cleanse can offer support. Find out how these powerful herbal tablets can supercharge your cleanse.

  • How Cleansing Has Transformed My Life
    • Diet
    • September 13, 2019
    How Cleansing Has Transformed My Life

    Ayurvedic cleansing has been around for thousands of years. Check out this real-life, inspirational story of how cleansing helped one woman develop a more positive relationship with food. 

  • Amalaki: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
    • Our Products
    • September 09, 2019
    Amalaki: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Amalaki, also known as amla, is the perfect herb to welcome into practically everyone’s daily routines. Read this article to learn how it can be a true lifelong herbal ally. 

  • Yoga and Meditation for Improved Focus and Awareness
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • September 03, 2019
    Yoga and Meditation for Improved Focus and Awareness

    Yoga and meditation can be of great help when it comes to mental clarity and focus. Here are some yoga asanas and a meditation technique to sharpen and improve memory and concentration.

  • What Is the Best Breakfast for Vata? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • August 30, 2019
    What Is the Best Breakfast for Vata? [video]

    Vata people tend to forget breakfast or eat on-the-go. In this video, we'll cover vata breakfast meal ideas and a few of our favorite vata balancing breakfast recipes.

  • Bacopa: An Ayurvedic Brain Food
    • Our Products
    • August 27, 2019
    Bacopa: An Ayurvedic Brain Food

    Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) is a wonderful herb that has been a highly praised rejuvenative for the brain for thousands of years. Bacopa calms and soothes the nervous system, supports the intellect, and maintains alertness and tranquility while providing energy to the brain. It has long been a favorite of students as it enhances learning, concentration, and memory.

  • Satisfying Kitchari Recipe for Hungry Pitta Bellies
    • Recipes & DIY
    • August 20, 2019
    Satisfying Kitchari Recipe for Hungry Pitta Bellies

    This recipe is perfect for the end of the summer to release excess heat that builds up during the hot months, or any time of year you want to reset your gut, cool and nourish your body, and upgrade your overall health.

  • 10 Gentle Yoga Stretches You Can Do in Bed
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • August 15, 2019
    10 Gentle Yoga Stretches You Can Do in Bed

    Find out which poses you can practice in your very own bed! Whether you’re just beginning your day or unwinding before sleep, these ten easy postures can help to stretch and strengthen your hips, back, and belly, support your nervous system, stimulate digestion, and bring awareness to your breath.

  • Smart Pesto Recipe with Brahmi/Gotu Kola
    • Recipes & DIY
    • August 14, 2019
    Smart Pesto Recipe with Brahmi/Gotu Kola

    Sattvic food promotes mental clarity—think whole grains, legumes, and fresh vegetables. Here is a simple, sattvic recipe that uses brahmi/gotu kola’s powers for a clear and relaxed mind.

  • Cleansing Excess Pitta from the Body
    • Ayurveda 101
    • August 09, 2019
    Cleansing Excess Pitta from the Body

    Excess pitta can become reactive, settle in the tissues, and manifest as an imbalance if it overstays its welcome. Ayurveda offers solutions to help the body gently cleanse natural toxins before they have a chance to take hold and cause disorder.

  • Back to School: The 3 Types of Learners
    • Seasonal Topics
    • August 07, 2019
    Back to School: The 3 Types of Learners

    Students everywhere can see the end of their summer breaks when fall approaches. However the student in your life feels about school, Ayurveda can make learning a more enjoyable process.

  • A Powerful Pranayama for Keeping Cool
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • August 02, 2019
    A Powerful Pranayama for Keeping Cool

    Discover a breathing practice helpful during times of excess heat—particularly in the summer. Read this article to learn how this pranayama can have a powerful cooling effect on your body, mind, and spirit. 

  • Summer Teas, Tonics, and Coolers, Plus Recipes!
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 30, 2019
    Summer Teas, Tonics, and Coolers, Plus Recipes!

    Summer is in full force—the easy breezy time of year when we get to ponder creative ways to hydrate. It’s a relaxed time of taking it a bit easy and cooling our rising pitta by the pool. This is the perfect time of year for getting creative and exploring the world of herbal teas, tonics, and coolers!

  • Why Ayurveda Prefers Oil over Lotion
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • July 26, 2019
    Why Ayurveda Prefers Oil over Lotion

    Oil is a close match to the skin’s outer layer and complements our natural oiliness. It helps draw out impurities and balances our skin’s hydration—even overly oily skin can come back to balance by using oil. The result? Beautiful, balanced, hydrated skin.

  • My Ayurvedic Skincare Routine (Video)
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • July 24, 2019
    My Ayurvedic Skincare Routine (Video)

    You know how people say it's what's inside that matters most. This is especially true for Ayurvedic skincare. Here, Banyan's Content Project Manager, Kendra, shares the inside scoop on her personal skincare routine. Check out this transcript from her skincare video to learn some tips on using Banyan products and daily habits to achieve glowing skin. Let's get started!

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