Responsible for more than physical reproduction, our reproductive health provides the creative energy to achieve our goals and enjoy the fullest and most juicy version of our lives.
Pitta is essential for the process of digestion, helping us process our food and experiences well. Learn how to balance pitta starting at its home base.
The nerves are related to how we perceive and respond to our environment, as well as our emotions and memories. Learn how to care for this tissue, known as majja dhatu.
The tissues of the skin and bones are vital to our health, providing protection, movement, and stability. Explore Ayurvedic tips for how to nourish and care for these tissues layers.
Late winter and spring are the season of kapha dosha. Learn about kapha's home base in the stomach and how to stay balanced and vibrant this spring.
Ayurveda recognizes seven distinct tissue layers that make up our being, known as the dhatus. In this article, we take a look at mamsa dhatu—the muscle tissue.
In Ayurveda, there are seven tissue layers known as the dhatus that make up our body. Learn more about rakta, the blood, and how to keep it healthy and strong.
In Ayurveda, there are seven tissue layers known as the dhatus, and they are a vital component to our overall health. Get to know the first layer, rasa dhatu.
Without Sanskrit, we would not have Ayurveda. Exploring the history, theory, and practice of this ancient and sacred language can deepen your healing journey.
It’s hard to know if there were dietary trends at the time of Ayurveda’s origin over 5,000 years ago, but it’s safe to say that the traditional Ayurvedic kitchari cleanse has stood the test of time.
An Ayurvedic daily routine doesn't have to take over your life. Keep it simple and practical for your modern, busy lifestyle with these five supportive tips.
Small but consistent practices are the most powerful way to create lasting change—both within us and around us as we co-create a more just and sustainable world.
When it comes to romantic relationships, the doshas play a big role, influencing what you contribute, how you show affection, and how to find harmony with your partner.
Wondering how to keep your immune system strong and healthy? Ayurveda’s approach may surprise you! Ayurvedic Counselor Seren Rubens shares five simple yet powerful wellness tips.
Gratitude can have an immediate, measurable effect on our health. Cultivating gratitude also serves to naturally attract more of what we love into our lives.
You've heard of the doshas, but what are the gunas, and why do they matter? These qualities help explain all the diversity in nature, including your own unique self!
The body works hard for us, day in and day out, always doing its best to steer us toward optimal health. Our part of the agreement is to take care of it through the emotional extremes of life.
The more we cultivate love and respect for our bodies through the wisdom of Ayurveda, the greater our capacity to embrace and respect our communities at large.
In this AskBanyan entry, we'll go over why Ayurveda recommends using a specially designed tongue cleaner to scrape your tongue, and how to do it painlessly.
When's the best time of day to practice oil pulling, and how often should you do it to promote healthy teeth and gums? Learn more in this AskBanyan article.
The summer solstice is an ideal time to set intentions for the upcoming seasons. In this article, we'll explore ways to harness the powers of this auspicious day.
Ayurveda can help us develop a relationship with our habits that keeps us awake to who we are, rather than confined by an idea of who we think we should be.
Sacred gardening honors the innate intelligence of plants. Learn more about the Ayurvedic approach to gardening and how to connect more deeply to nature.
Must we really eat only kitchari during cleansing—even if we get sick of it? Learn more about kitchari and alternatives in case you hit a mid-cleanse slump.
The meaning of Ayurveda is vast—as the science of life, Ayurvedic philosophy and its principles can be applied to every aspect of your life, from how you structure your day to what you eat, what activities best support your well-being, how your environment influences your state of balance, and how to keep your equilibrium, no matter what life presents.
Knowing just how all-encompassing Ayurveda is, it’s understandable that the sheer depth and breadth of this ancient modality can feel overwhelming, and it can be hard to know where to start. These articles keep it simple and begin with the basics! Some topics include:
Whether you landed here because you’re looking for an answer to a common question (like “Do I have a dosha imbalance?” or “What is the best breakfast for vata?”) or you’re here to build your Ayurvedic knowledge, these Q&A’s, Ayurveda videos, and all of our AskBanyan content are the perfect introduction to Ayurveda.
As you continue your Ayurvedic journey, you may find that what once felt overwhelming is actually quite intuitive and simple upon application. Because Ayurveda uses principles that honor our inherent connection with nature and the elements, the essence of this ancient modality honors the inherent wisdom of our bodies and helps us align with our souls.
Every person’s journey is unique. And that’s the beauty of Ayurveda—it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to health and wellness. While this does require more active participation from you to figure out what this means for your particular journey, it’s that much more exhilarating, empowering, and ultimately rewarding.