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  • What Is an Ayurvedic Diet? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • January 13, 2020
    What Is an Ayurvedic Diet? [video]

    Ayurveda does not use a one-diet-fits-all approach, but there are ways to plan meals for your unique constitution. Find out more about choosing foods based on the doshas and your environment. 

  • What's with All the Oils in Ayurveda? [video]
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • December 11, 2019
    What's with All the Oils in Ayurveda? [video]

    People often wonder why Ayurveda holds oil in such high esteem. In this entry in our Ask Banyan series, we discuss what makes oil the perfect choice for self-massage and self-love. 

  • How Can I Tell if I Have a Healthy Digestive Fire? [video]
    • Diet
    • December 04, 2019
    How Can I Tell if I Have a Healthy Digestive Fire? [video]

    Paying attention to your digestion can be a major clue to your health. That's because in Ayurveda strong digestion, or agni, is considered the root of all imbalances or the seed of health.

  • What Are the Best Foods for Autumn? [video]
    • Ask Banyan
    • November 13, 2019
    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.

  • Can Vata & Kapha Be Out of Balance at the Same Time? [video]
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 20, 2018
    Can Vata & Kapha Be Out of Balance at the Same Time? [video]

    What happens when vata and kapha are both imbalanced? In this Ask Banyan video, we address what this type of imbalance might look like, and what to focus on to bring both doshas back to balance.