• Warming Herbal Chai Recipes for Each Dosha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • 4 days ago
    Warming Herbal Chai Recipes for Each Dosha

    Ayurveda recommends a counterbalancing lifestyle approach to help prevent imbalances: in the winter, balance the cold with warmth. Herbal spiced chai is a delicious beverage for generating internal warmth and keeping the digestive fire burning.

  • Ayurveda for Vegans and the Perfect Vegan Kitchari Recipe
    • Diet
    • September 14, 2018
    Ayurveda for Vegans and the Perfect Vegan Kitchari Recipe

    There could be many reasons for someone to choose to eat a vegan diet or live a vegan lifestyle: health, ethics, and environmental concerns lie at the top of the list. Many yogis adopt this practice in conjunction with the ethical observance of ahimsa or non-harming, and in general, both yoga and its sister science, Ayurveda, seek out a sattvic diet—a diet containing pure foods that are high in prana or energy.

  • Shatavari: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
    • Our Products
    • September 10, 2018
    Shatavari: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Thanks to its cooling, soothing, nourishing, and rejuvenating work throughout the entire physiology, the sattvic herb shatavari effectively balances both pitta and vata. While famous as a powerful female reproductive tonic, shatavari is equally beneficial to men, and its powers cross into other organs and tissue layers, helping to bring overall health and balance.

  • Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil
    • Daily Routine
    • September 06, 2018
    Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil

    One of the most important qualities of self-massage is using warm oil. It’s not just about moisturizing—it’s about getting the vata-balancing qualities of oily and warm into your life, and onto your skin. Here are four ways to warm your oil, guaranteeing a perfectly warm, but not-too-hot oil, that can be easily and quickly incorporated into your daily routine.

  • Ghee—Everything You Need to Know about Clarified Butter
    • Our Products
    • September 04, 2018
    Ghee—Everything You Need to Know about Clarified Butter

    Who doesn't love a heaping scoop of ghee melted over the top of their rice or kitchari? Yum! If you've ever been lucky enough to experience the rich, nourishing, and luxurious qualities of this golden nectar, you'll understand why ghee is a must-have in every Ayurvedic kitchen. But have you ever wondered why ghee is so highly revered in Ayurveda? We're going to demystify this deliciously healthy fat and cover everything from the history of ghee to its wide array of health benefits and uses.

  • The Ayurvedic Way to Cultivate Self-Love
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • August 31, 2018
    The Ayurvedic Way to Cultivate Self-Love

    Each and every one of us is a beautiful, unique creation with perfectly unique characteristics.  Along with yoga, Ayurveda gives us what we need to balance both our body and mind and provides the doorway to self-realization. The more we know about ourselves and how we react to the environment around us, the more we create balance and well-being through our routine and practices. We can create space for wisdom and self-love.  

  • The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha
    • Recipes & DIY
    • August 27, 2018
    The Perfect Snacks for Each Dosha

    Knowing which snacks will bring balance rather than depletion can be helpful knowledge to have. Equally, building awareness and healthier routines around daily eating habits can take us out of the cycle of snacking as a lifestyle.

  • Seasonal Recipe: Hibiscus Cooler to Balance Pitta
    • Recipes & DIY
    • August 24, 2018
    Seasonal Recipe: Hibiscus Cooler to Balance Pitta

    One delicious way of countering pitta’s heat is by introducing the three tastes known to soothe pitta dosha—sweet, bitter, and astringent. A hibiscus cooler is a refreshing and restorative tonic for pitta dosha, incorporating all three of its balancing flavors. 

  • 3 Ayurvedic Tips for Back to School
    • Seasonal Topics
    • August 22, 2018
    3 Ayurvedic Tips for Back to School

    Inevitably, the change of season and return to school brings some challenges. The inertia of summer is replaced by a need to shift into a higher gear. Fortunately, Ayurveda gives us a practical framework, and Banyan Botanicals gives us some amazing herbal products to ease us into the schoolyear.

  • How Coloring Helps with Stress & Soothes the Doshas
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • August 17, 2018
    How Coloring Helps with Stress & Soothes the Doshas

    When we are able to let go and simply be with the motions of coloring, we are able to create a sense of serenity, detached from our worries and thoughts, where the very act of coloring becomes its own reward. Colors can also offer healing properties. Just as each color has their own wavelength, they also have their own distinct vibration and can be used to balance the doshas. 

  • Co-Creating Health with Bacopa
    • Banyan Roots
    • August 15, 2018
    Co-Creating Health with Bacopa

    The profound effects of bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) are legendary. This herb is documented in ancient Indian texts as far back as the 6th century for being widely used to promote intellect and balance dis-ease of the mind.

  • Immune Strong™—A New Herbal Blend for Year-Round Health
    • Our Products
    • August 13, 2018
    Immune Strong™—A New Herbal Blend for Year-Round Health

    Whatever the season, sometimes our immune system can use a little boost. We are excited to announce our new immune formula to help support your overall health and immunity. Please welcome Immune Strong to our family of herbal tablets and liquid extracts. With a superstar blend of Ayurvedic herbs traditionally used to support the immune system, this formula is a successor to Immune Support—with a few changes and improvements. 

  • Sacred Lunar Rituals for the Full and New Moons
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • August 09, 2018
    Sacred Lunar Rituals for the Full and New Moons

    The lunar cycle is twenty-nine and a half days, and its undeniable potency has kept the moon as a keystone of ceremonies, traditions, and practices within cultures around the world. While there is a fair share of mythical stories and legends surrounding the moon, there is an equal amount of research seeking to find a scientific correlation behind the cycles of the moon and cycles of living things.

  • Bacopa: An Ayurvedic Brain Food
    • Our Products
    • August 08, 2018
    Bacopa: An Ayurvedic Brain Food

    Bacopa/Brahmi (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.

  • 5 Simple Tips for Natural Energy Throughout the Day
    • Daily Routine
    • August 06, 2018
    5 Simple Tips for Natural Energy Throughout the Day

    The majority of us are overbooked and over-committed, which as a result, has left us feeling stressed, unhealthy, and not quite like ourselves. When we find ourselves deep into this storyline and ready to take action, we often prioritize the what over the when, thinking a cleanse and more yoga should do the trick. But as your parents knew all along, routine is what keeps you on track.

  • Yoga that Kids Will Love
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • August 02, 2018
    Yoga that Kids Will Love

    Yoga with children may, at first, seem like a bit of an oxymoron. And yet, they are natural yogis with a lot to teach us about yoga, and, perhaps, a lot to teach us about life. Children love to “imitate” animals and nature. They know how to BE a Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana). They also make really good Cats (Marjaryasana) and Cows (Bitilasana), “meows” and “moos” included. They make beautiful Trees (Vrksasana) and growing flowers and bamboo blowing in the wind. Let your yoga space be a barnyard. Let it be a story. Let it be fun.

  • Is Organic the Same as Non-GMO?
    • Health Topics
    • July 31, 2018
    Is Organic the Same as Non-GMO?

    There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the similarities and differences between organic and non-GMO. We are here to answer all the questions you’ve perhaps been wondering about, starting with the common question, “What does non-GMO even mean?”

  • Post-Workout Ayurvedic Smoothie Recipe
    • Health Topics
    • July 27, 2018
    Post-Workout Ayurvedic Smoothie Recipe

    Smoothies have become so synonymous with health and fitness that it’s hard to picture an exercise routine without a morning protein shake in hand. But when we consider what Ayurveda teaches us about digestion, along with what we know about our body’s response to exercise, we might change what we are tossing into the blender. 

  • Should I Do a Liver Cleanse?
    • Health Topics
    • July 23, 2018
    Should I Do a Liver Cleanse?

    There are many types of liver cleanses and liver flushes promoted today. Would you benefit from doing a liver cleanse? As with anything in Ayurveda, it depends. As we are all unique, with specific health circumstances and constitutions, we need to look at our own situation before deciding.

  • 6 Ways to Use Neem for Skin & Hair
    • Our Products
    • July 18, 2018
    6 Ways to Use Neem for Skin & Hair

    When it comes to promoting healthy skin and a clear complexion, neem (Azadirachta indica) is one of the most effective herbs in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. This herb’s famously bitter taste has been known to dramatically cool and pacify pitta and kapha when taken internally.

  • Adaptogen Recipes for Healthy Adrenals
    • Recipes & DIY
    • July 13, 2018
    Adaptogen Recipes for Healthy Adrenals

    A sustained amount of stress makes it difficult for the body to maintain efficient function. While it’s still best to take care of the root cause of your stress, adaptogens will have your back until it’s possible. Their support is like an insurance policy for our stress hormones and adrenal glands, making sure they don’t become overworked.

  • Inversions in Yoga: Shifting Your Perspective
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • July 10, 2018
    Inversions in Yoga: Shifting Your Perspective

    When you are stuck in life, a shift in perspective can do wonders. Practicing an inversion may be just what you need to see the world from a different viewpoint.

  • Natural Beauty: Ayurvedic Face Massage and Marma Points
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • July 05, 2018
    Natural Beauty: Ayurvedic Face Massage and Marma Points

    Our skin has a lot to teach us, and everything physical has a corresponding mental/emotional counterpart. Our skin is symbolic of how we see ourselves. If we see ourselves as flawed humans, this can manifest as flawed skin. If we’re angry, our skin can look angry and agitated.

  • Practical Self-Care for Mothers
    • Women's Health
    • June 26, 2018
    Practical Self-Care for Mothers

    Motherhood is a gift of immeasurable love. We are forever changed by the arrival of our precious child and instinctively inspired to offer our nurturance and care. The word “Mother” can be defined as: creator, protector, healer, one who provides nourishment and support, one who is earth connected, loving, steady, and stable.

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