Ayurvedic Lifestyle

  • Honey as Medicine in Ayurveda: How Sweet It Is
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • October 23, 2020
    Honey as Medicine in Ayurveda: How Sweet It Is

    In a bevy of cool sweeteners like white sugar, maple syrup, and others, raw honey dances to a different melody because it brings the rare quality of warmth. 

  • Finding the Doshas in the Pulse [video]
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • September 22, 2020
    Finding the Doshas in the Pulse [video]

    Vasant Lad, world-renowned practitioner, author, and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute, shows us a glimpse into the insightful world of Ayurvedic pulse reading. 

  • How Our Mood, Digestion, and Immune Strength Are Connected
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • September 15, 2020
    How Our Mood, Digestion, and Immune Strength Are Connected

    One interesting intersection in the body is the way mood, digestion, and immunity all support one another. This process is governed by agni, our digestive fire. 

  • Why You Should Sit in Nature and Do Nothing [video]
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • August 31, 2020
    Why You Should Sit in Nature and Do Nothing [video]

    Sitting in nature gives us the opportunity to connect with cycles and rhythms that are inherently a part of us, as well as all of the elements of nature.

  • How to Care for Women’s Health During the Pandemic
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • June 26, 2020
    How to Care for Women’s Health During the Pandemic

    How do you best care for yourself as a woman during a pandemic? We cannot eradicate COVID-19 from the environment around us right now, but we can take precautions. 

  • Embracing True Community at the Yoga Seed Collective
    • Yoga & Pranayama
    • June 19, 2020
    Embracing True Community at the Yoga Seed Collective

    As a 2019 Community Grant Recipient, the Yoga Seed Collective has been using their grant to help bring Ayurveda to their community during pandemic times.

  • Instant Pot Kitchari with Seaweed & Tamarind-Carrot Sauce
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • June 16, 2020
    Instant Pot Kitchari with Seaweed & Tamarind-Carrot Sauce

    If you love kitchari but want to switch it up with an easy, flavorful alternative, this instant pot recipe with seaweed and tamarind-carrot sauce is for you.

  • How to Create a Morning Routine for Vibrant Energy
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • May 22, 2020
    How to Create a Morning Routine for Vibrant Energy

    A morning routine is practically synonymous with Ayurveda, the science of life. Read this article to learn how to develop a morning routine that works for you.

  • All About Ojas: How to Build Your Sustainable Energy
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • May 14, 2020
    All About Ojas: How to Build Your Sustainable Energy

    Ojas is one of the most important aspects of overall health, happiness, and immunity. Learn how to build ojas in your body so you can enjoy a radiant, vibrant life.

  • Agni Quiz: Discover Your Digestive Fire
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • May 05, 2020
    Agni Quiz: Discover Your Digestive Fire

    How do we know what type of digestive fire we have? We created this fun and easy agni quiz to help you find out. When you’re done, keep reading to understand your results!

  • Learning to See the Doshas in Nature
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • April 24, 2020
    Learning to See the Doshas in Nature

    The doshas vata, pitta, and kapha are quite apparent in nature when we look through the lens of Ayurveda. We can define the doshas by their gunas, or qualities.

  • Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • April 16, 2020
    Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times

    The crazier life gets, the more simplicity we need. Ayurveda has simple tools to help us stay centered in the midst of challenging and unpredictable times. 

  • Turmeric Tonic—Immune Elixir for Gargling & Wellness
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 30, 2020
    Turmeric Tonic—Immune Elixir for Gargling & Wellness

    Turmeric Tonic is a versatile formula that was designed to support a healthy throat and immune system. It can be taken as a wellness shot or used for gargling.

  • Ginger Tulsi Almond Smoothie Recipe
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 18, 2020
    Ginger Tulsi Almond Smoothie Recipe

    This tasty smoothie with tulsi and ginger is perfect for de-cluttering the mind, soothing the nerves, supporting healthy energy, and helping you feel amazing.

  • Boost Your Immune System with Ayurveda [video]
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 17, 2020
    Boost Your Immune System with Ayurveda [video]

    Wondering how to boost your immune system? Ayurveda’s perspective on immune health might surprise you! Learn more in this video and blog about how Ayurveda can help keep your immune system strong.

  • Simple Mindfulness Tools to Work Through Fear
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 13, 2020
    Simple Mindfulness Tools to Work Through Fear

    While there’s no way to live a life completely free of stress and fear, these mindfulness tools are powerful and effective ways to help us manage and digest fearful emotions when they arise.

  • This Is the Key to a Healthy Immune System
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 11, 2020
    This Is the Key to a Healthy Immune System

    Vibrant immunity requires a robust digestive fire, or “agni.” When you give your agni wholesome food, the nourishment passes from the digestive tract to your entire body by way of the seven tissues.

  • Why Ayurvedic Cleansing Is Unique and How It Really Works
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • March 09, 2020
    Why Ayurvedic Cleansing Is Unique and How It Really Works

    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. 

  • Seva in Action at Alandi Ayurveda Clinic
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • February 26, 2020
    Seva in Action at Alandi Ayurveda Clinic

    In 2019 Banyan initiated our first annual Community Grant Fund. We are excited to share with you the story of one of our 2019 grant recipients, the Alandi Ayurveda Clinic in Boulder, Colorado.

  • How to Make Your Daily Routine Work for You 
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • February 11, 2020
    How to Make Your Daily Routine Work for You 

    Even when you know the benefits of a daily routine, it can be hard to decide exactly what yours should consist of. Here are a few tricks to help you get started on creating your perfect routine.

  • Cultivating Ojas with Ayurveda
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 29, 2020
    Cultivating Ojas with Ayurveda

    In the Ayurvedic tradition, ojas has everything to do with immunity.  Because it is the superfine essence of kapha, it shares desirable qualities of this dosha, such as strength, nourishment, steadiness.

  • Can Vata & Kapha Be Out of Balance at the Same Time? [video]
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 27, 2020
    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. 

  • 4 Reasons to Love Kapha Dosha
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 23, 2020
    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
    • January 21, 2020
    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.

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