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  • 6 Self-Care Gifts for YOU
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • November 23, 2021
    6 Self-Care Gifts for YOU

    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?

  • Gentle Marma Massage for Tending the Heart
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • October 01, 2021
    Gentle Marma Massage for Tending the Heart

    Discover marma chikitsa, the Ayurvedic art of acupressure. This heart-nourishing marma ritual will help you unwind emotions and return to a place of inner peace.

  • Why You Want to Make the Switch to Tooth Powder
    • Living
    • June 29, 2021
    Why You Want to Make the Switch to Tooth Powder

    Why brush with Tooth Powder? This toothpaste alternative uses powerful botanicals and minerals like miswak and charcoal that clean and polish for a healthy mouth.

  • 5 Simple Practices for a Healthy, Sparkling Mouth
    • Living
    • June 24, 2021
    5 Simple Practices for a Healthy, Sparkling Mouth

    Brushing and flossing aren't the only ways to keep your mouth healthy. Check out these simple practices you can do every day for a clean, sparkling smile.

  • The Ayurvedic Approach to Healthy Habits
    • Living
    • May 19, 2021
    The Ayurvedic Approach to Healthy Habits

    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.

  • 5 Reasons to Start Putting Oil in Your Nose
    • Living
    • January 26, 2021
    5 Reasons to Start Putting Oil in Your Nose

    Nasya, the practice of lubricating the nasal cavities and sinuses with herbal oil, can help ease mental and emotional stress and tension, among other benefits.

  • How to Help Kids Balance Their Vata
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • January 06, 2021
    How to Help Kids Balance Their Vata

    As we continue to adjust to this ever-changing “normal,” it’s important that we adopt ways to balance excess vata and support our children in doing the same.

  • Why You Want to Put Oil in Your Ears Every Day
    • Living
    • January 04, 2021
    Why You Want to Put Oil in Your Ears Every Day

    Banyan's Ear Oil is specially formulated with Ayurvedic ingredients to support vibrant ear health. Find out how to use it to massage your ears as part of a healthy daily routine.

  • 7 Ayurvedic Ways to Care for Your Skin this Winter
    • Living
    • December 28, 2020
    7 Ayurvedic Ways to Care for Your Skin this Winter

    During winter months, our skin is drier and craves all the nourishment we are willing to give it. Learn how to keep your skin healthy during this time of year with these easy Ayurvedic tips.

  • Let Me Introduce You to the Tongue Cleaner—Part of Ayurveda’s Daily Oral Routine
    • Living
    • November 14, 2020
    Let Me Introduce You to the Tongue Cleaner—Part of Ayurveda’s Daily Oral Routine

    Why does Ayurveda recommend using a tongue cleaner? Find out why this curved metal wonder is considered a must-have for fresh breath, oral hygiene, and more.

  • Essentials of a Daily Routine [video]
    • Living
    • October 20, 2020
    Essentials of a Daily Routine [video]

    Vasant Lad, world-renowned practitioner, author, and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute, discusses the importance of creating and following a daily routine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why We Rebel Against Routine
    • Living
    • July 19, 2019
    Why We Rebel Against Routine

    A daily routine is one of the most powerful gifts we can give ourselves, provided it is done in a way that truly supports our bodies, minds, and spirits. 

  • What Is Nasya Oil & How to Use It
    • Living
    • October 25, 2018
    What Is Nasya Oil & How to Use It

    Nasya is the nasal administration of medicinal herbs, decoctions and oils. Different types of substances are used to treat many various aliments. Nasya oil is an herbal infused oil which is both nurturing and nourishing, alleviating numerous discomforts that occur above the clavicle area.

  • Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil
    • Living
    • September 06, 2018
    Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil

    One of the most important qualities of self-massage is using warm oil. It’s not just about moisturizing—it’s about getting the vata-balancing qualities of oily and warm into your life, and onto your skin. Here are four ways to warm your oil, guaranteeing a perfectly warm, but not-too-hot oil, that can be easily and quickly incorporated into your daily routine.

  • 5 Simple Tips for Natural Energy Throughout the Day
    • Living
    • August 06, 2018
    5 Simple Tips for Natural Energy Throughout the Day

    The majority of us are overbooked and over-committed, which as a result, has left us feeling stressed, unhealthy, and not quite like ourselves. When we find ourselves deep into this storyline and ready to take action, we often prioritize the what over the when, thinking a cleanse and more yoga should do the trick. But as your parents knew all along, routine is what keeps you on track.

  • What Happens When You Clean Your Tongue?
    • Living
    • April 25, 2018
    What Happens When You Clean Your Tongue?

    The tongue is a unique organ. Lying between the interior world and the exterior world, it has a direct connection to the digestive system, especially the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. It is a map and diagnostic tool that can be used to find imbalances and discover constitutional makeup.

  • Your Guide to a Rejuvenating Daily Routine
    • Living
    • October 09, 2017
    Your Guide to a Rejuvenating Daily Routine

    As the saying goes, it is easier to ask for forgiveness than it is permission, but this is a risky approach in the context of health. If there is mending to be done, we have waited too long to care for our well-being.

  • When Not to Do Abhyanga & Why
    • Living
    • July 13, 2017
    When Not to Do Abhyanga & Why

    An Ayurvedic self-care routine such as abhyanga can serve as a foundation for our health. Still, there are times when we should reel back or omit participation.

  • Your Daily Companion for Massage
    • Living
    • April 03, 2017
    Your Daily Companion for Massage

    Find out why Daily Massage Oil is the go to for a great tridoshic abhyanga. Featuring high-quality Ayurvedic herbs, this oil is good for any Ayurvedic body type.

  • How To Find Your Daily Rhythm Part 3
    • Living
    • April 04, 2016
    How To Find Your Daily Rhythm Part 3

    With so many of us drawn to the teachings of Ayurveda, and bringing easy daily practices into our lives, I get this question a lot: “How do I deal with working full time away from home and still keep my rhythm?”

  • Quick Look: A Traditional Ayurvedic Daily Routine
    • Living
    • March 18, 2016
    Quick Look: A Traditional Ayurvedic Daily Routine

    Our daily activities have a profound effect on our health. A routine, practiced daily, is stronger medicine than an occasional remedy. The three doshas, vata, pitta and kapha, each have their own periods of time within a twenty-four hour day in which their energies predominate. By establishing a routine that "goes with the flow " of these elemental energies, we are able to more easily support the body 's natural rhythms and healing potential. 

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