Ayurvedic Lifestyle

  • 4 Reasons to Love Kapha Dosha
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • Yesterday
    4 Reasons to Love Kapha Dosha

    Kapha has gotten a bad rap. For some reason, we fixate on its negative attributes. Find out more about the beauty of balanced kapha and why we would do well to embrace the kapha within us.

  • 5 Ways to Get More Turmeric in Your Life
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • 3 days ago
    5 Ways to Get More Turmeric in Your Life

    Turmeric has now become way more mainstream than we ever could have imagined. Here are five different ways to utilize this root, both from a nutrition standpoint and as an herbal remedy.

  • Brighten Up Your Winter with Savory Turmeric Sauce
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 15, 2020
    Brighten Up Your Winter with Savory Turmeric Sauce

    This turmeric sauce is deeply nourishing with its rich flavors and healthy fats. It contains all six tastes, which will help keep your digestion happy and your palate thoroughly satisfied.

  • How to Make Turmeric Paste
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 09, 2020
    How to Make Turmeric Paste

    Take the many benefits of turmeric a step further by creating your own turmeric paste! It can be used to make turmeric milk, as a cooking ingredient, as a facial mask, and for so much more.

  • How My Daily Routine Changed My Life
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 02, 2020
    How My Daily Routine Changed My Life

    Daily routines are a must in Ayurveda, but just how effective are they? Check out this personal account of how an Ayurvedic practitioner's daily routine changed her world for the better.

  • 6 Ways Ayurveda Will Show Up in 2020
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • December 24, 2019
    6 Ways Ayurveda Will Show Up in 2020

    Ayurveda was once unknown to the majority, but in recent years, its popularity has grown. Is this a trend? We think not. Find out some of the ways we predict Ayurveda will show up in 2020.

  • How to Have the Perfect Yoga Practice for Vata + 6 Poses
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • December 17, 2019
    How to Have the Perfect Yoga Practice for Vata + 6 Poses

    Not all yoga practices are calming to vata. A vata balancing sequence should incorporate warming, grounding, and slow qualities to counteract the dry, rough, mobile qualities of vata. 

  • 3 Ayurvedic Super Milk Recipes for Bedtime
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • December 13, 2019
    3 Ayurvedic Super Milk Recipes for Bedtime

    A bedtime routine is almost essential in Ayurveda. Getting a good night’s sleep is so important, yet it is one of the first things we sacrifice in order to get more work done, or to watch that one last episode on Netflix. Sometimes, it’s just too hard to fall asleep or stay asleep.

  • 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. 

  • 5 Self-Care Gifts for Yourself
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • December 09, 2019
    5 Self-Care Gifts for Yourself

    We take care of our cars, our homes, our jobs, our children, and the many people we love. Why then can it be so difficult to give ourselves the care and attention we also need and deserve?

  • 5 Recipes for an Amazing Ayurvedic Feast
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • November 20, 2019
    5 Recipes for an Amazing Ayurvedic Feast

    Approach the holidays with more joy and less indigestion with our festive menu! These delicious holiday recipes can please a crowd while upholding the Ayurvedic principles of healthy eating.

  • 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!

  • Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead of Water
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • July 16, 2019
    Why You Should Wash Your Face with Oil Instead of Water

    Oil is more skilled at cleansing and balancing the hydration of your skin than water, and it is a closer match to your skin’s natural outer layer. It has a soft quality that can help to draw out impurities, making it much easier to unclog pores, leaving clean, soft, hydrated skin.

  • Try a Morning Routine for Energy & Contentment
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • May 15, 2019
    Try a Morning Routine for Energy & Contentment

    A morning routine is practically synonymous with Ayurveda, the science of life and longevity. Have you noticed that how we start our day directly impacts the day ahead of us? And our days add up to our lives! Read this article to learn how you can make a morning routine work for you.

  • Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 07, 2019
    Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas

    What are sattva, rajas, and tamas? These universal qualities comprise everything in our physical nature and all energetic expressions within the universe. Observing them can help you better understand the Ayurvedic approach to living in harmony with your environment. Read this article for an outline of each quality to support your process in cultivating health. 

  • Ayurveda Says This Is the Key to a Healthy Immune System
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • February 27, 2019
    Ayurveda Says This Is the Key to a Healthy Immune System

    Vibrant immunity requires a robust digestive fire, or "agni." When you feed wholesome food to a healthy digestive fire, the nourishment passes from the digestive tract to your entire body by way of the seven tissues. Read this article to learn how to know when your agni may be struggling and how to support it.

  • How the Doshas Respond to Stress
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • February 19, 2019
    How the Doshas Respond to Stress

    Daily stress is inherent to life. Fortunately, Ayurveda teaches us to use preventative measures to lessen the toll it can take on one’s physical health. Each dosha, or individual constitution, will adapt to stress in its unique way, making the pathway to balance multilayered. Read this article learn more.

  • Love and the Doshas
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • February 13, 2019
    Love and the Doshas

    What do doshas have to do with love? Quite a lot! Check out this article to learn how the doshas play a part in our natural tendencies and attractions towards others. 

  • How I’m Reaching My Weight-Loss Goals
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 31, 2019
    How I’m Reaching My Weight-Loss Goals

    Banyan’s Community Relations Manager, Erin Douglas, shares her weight loss journey in this blog post. Along with her partner, her dog Jasper, and her supportive community of Banyan friends and coworkers, Erin’s journey to lose fifteen pounds has already shown results! See her checklist and more in this article.  

  • The Power of Healthy Habits
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 08, 2019
    The Power of Healthy Habits

    Since you know your body better than anyone else, you can make health promoting decisions to bring your body back into balance via diet and lifestyle modifications. As Ayurvedic practices become daily routines, they become second nature to you.

  • The Myth of Perfect Ayurveda
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • December 28, 2018
    The Myth of Perfect Ayurveda

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a recovering perfectionist. And quite honestly, my dedication to excellence served me well for a lot of years. But more recently, I have come to realize the degree to which it has also stood in my way. Interestingly, my relationship with Ayurveda tells the story of a dramatic shift in consciousness that, on the surface, may look like I’ve become a giant slacker. But deep down, I think it reflects something quite beautiful taking shape in my life.

  • Gratitude as Medicine
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • November 22, 2018
    Gratitude as Medicine

    Gratitude swells from, and lightens the heart. But it also requires a certain presence, which I believe gives it a particularly slow, grounding quality. Here are some suggestions as to how you might play with expanding your own sense of gratitude.

  • The Benefits of Mindful Eating
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • November 19, 2018
    The Benefits of Mindful Eating

    To practice eating mindfully, take a deep breath and say a word of gratitude over your food. Now take your first bite. Put your eating utensil back down and rest your hands in your lap. If you are enjoying a sandwich or hand-held food, place it back on the plate. Sit and experience the taste on your tongue and the texture of the food in your mouth.

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