Ask Banyan

  • What Are the Best Foods for Autumn? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • 2 days ago
    What Are the Best Foods for Autumn? [video]

    Autumn is vata season, which means that your environment will be more cold, dry, light, and mobile, like the wind. Read and watch to learn which vata balancing foods will best support you.

  • When Should I Use Oil—Before or After Showering? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • October 15, 2019
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.