• The Ayurvedic Perspective on Modern Diets
    • Health and Wellness
    • August 31, 2021
    The Ayurvedic Perspective on Modern Diets

    When it comes to food and diet, there are seemingly endless options and opinions. Here are some ways that you can use Ayurveda to find the modern diet for you.

  • 6 Ayurvedic Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight—For Good
    • Health and Wellness
    • January 12, 2021
    6 Ayurvedic Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight—For Good

    Every body is different but we all have a natural weight unique to each of us. These Ayurvedic tips can help you achieve—and keep—your healthy weight.

  • How I’m Reaching My Weight-Loss Goals
    • Health and Wellness
    • 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.  

  • Yoga Sequence to Burn Fat and Balance Kapha
    • Yoga, Meditation & 8 Limbs
    • January 05, 2018
    Yoga Sequence to Burn Fat and Balance Kapha

    Let me be clear, I hate that fat has a bad reputation. Fat isn’t bad. Fatty tissues help protect our organs, lubricate our joints, and store hormones so we can carry babies and breastfeed our little ones. Fat helps us stay satiated after a meal. Fat fuels our brains. Fat is wonderful. Now that we’re clear on the goodness fat offers us, let’s address the concern with having too much fat.

  • 10 Ways to Eat for Your Ideal Weight
    • Food and Cooking
    • February 03, 2016
    10 Ways to Eat for Your Ideal Weight

    In Ayurveda, strengthening digestion is crucial to achieving and maintaining your ideal weight. Digestion has been strengthened for thousands of years with great success through the use of herbs, yoga postures, breathing techniques, and diet. Here are ten basic tips to help you improve your digestion.

  • Stress Relief: an Essential First Step in Successful Weight-Loss
    • Weight Management
    • January 13, 2016
    Stress Relief: an Essential First Step in Successful Weight-Loss

    Stress can distract us from making healthy choices throughout each day, but stress also impacts our metabolic processes in very real and detrimental ways.

  • New Year, New Body! Ayurvedic Tips for Weight Management
    • Holidays
    • January 04, 2016
    New Year, New Body! Ayurvedic Tips for Weight Management

    This new year, many of us will resolve to make changes within our diet and lifestyles that will enable us to live happier and healthier lives. Resolutions are helpful because they motivate us to develop discipline and organize our lives for the year ahead. If your new year's resolution includes losing a few pounds, Ayurveda offers some helpful recommendations to support your efforts.

  • Eat Sweet First to Manage Weight
    • Weight Management
    • October 28, 2015
    Eat Sweet First to Manage Weight

    According to Ayurvedic principles, the sweet taste should come first. In fact it’s important to try to get all six tastes into our diet each day—sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.