Daily Routine

  • 5 Reasons to Start Putting Oil in Your Nose
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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.

  • 6 Self-Care Gifts for YOU
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • December 02, 2020
    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?

  • Essentials of a Daily Routine [video]
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • July 19, 2019
    Why We Rebel Against Routine

    A well-crafted dinacharya (Sanskrit for daily routine) is one of the most grounding, nurturing, and powerful gifts we can give ourselves, provided it is done in a way that is truly supportive of our bodies, minds, and spirits. But it can be really difficult to receive the full benefits of a routine if we’re mired in an inner conflict where part of us is always resisting it. Read this article to discover ways to help you harness the full potential of a dinacharya that’s truly FOR YOU.

  • 5 Simple Practices for a Healthy, Sparkling Mouth
    • Daily Routine
    • May 10, 2019
    5 Simple Practices for a Healthy, Sparkling Mouth

    Brushing and flossing are not the only ways to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth sparkling clean. Check out these simple practices you can add to your oral hygiene routine every day for a cleaner, whiter smile. 

  • What Is Nasya Oil & How to Use It
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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?
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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
    • Daily Routine
    • 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. 

  • Let Me Introduce You to the Tongue Cleaner—Part of Ayurveda’s Daily Mouth Routine
    • Daily Routine
    • March 14, 2016
    Let Me Introduce You to the Tongue Cleaner—Part of Ayurveda’s Daily Mouth Routine

    The tongue cleaner is as basic as a toothbrush in Ayurveda. It is a must-have. For those who clean their tongues daily, forgetting their tongue cleaner is as unsettling as forgetting the toothbrush. It is mentioned right next to tooth brushing and oil pulling in the classical Ayurvedic text, Caraka Samhita.

  • How to Find Your Daily Rhythm Part 2
    • Daily Routine
    • March 09, 2016
    How to Find Your Daily Rhythm Part 2

    Have you ever tried to create or change a habit and failed? Habit creation and change relies on goals and intentions. Like dropping a stone in water and seeing the ripples spread, our intention and well set goals make waves that ripple out into our lives. 

  • Ayurveda’s Daily Ritual for Delicious Self-Care
    • Daily Routine
    • January 07, 2016
    Ayurveda’s Daily Ritual for Delicious Self-Care

    Do you wanna know the best way to super-charge your dreams? Start taking care of your body. Your mind will thank you. Here is my basic Daily Ritual.

  • How to Find Your Daily Rhythm
    • Daily Routine
    • September 14, 2015
    How to Find Your Daily Rhythm

    When I became a student of Ayurveda my life was arrhythmic. I wasn’t sleeping well, I was carrying an extra 10 pounds, I was notoriously moody (ask my kids) and I wasn’t particularly happy. At the time I was an enthusiastic yogi, a seasoned R.N., ate organic food, and got my healthcare from a naturopath. But there was a lot I didn’t know. Ayurveda changed all that.

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