• Vitality Latte Recipe with Shatavari and Ghee
    • All Recipes
    • May 14, 2021
    Vitality Latte Recipe with Shatavari and Ghee

    Both shatavari and ghee hold special places of honor in Ayurveda. Enjoy this delicious and vitalizing drink recipe day or night for a healthy dose of both!

  • Self-Care During Your Cycle
    • Health and Wellness
    • May 11, 2021
    Self-Care During Your Cycle

    Many of the negative symptoms attached to the menstrual cycle are commonly known as PMS. But, from an Ayurvedic viewpoint, they are a request for more self-care.

  • Redefining Menopause with Ayurveda
    • Health and Wellness
    • May 05, 2021
    Redefining Menopause with Ayurveda

    Menopause can be an incredible time for self-development and cultivating new passions. Learn more about Ayurveda's approach to menopause in this article.

  • How to Care for Women’s Health During the Pandemic
    • Health and Wellness
    • 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. 

  • How to Balance the Angry (Pitta) Period
    • Women's Health
    • June 21, 2019
    How to Balance the Angry (Pitta) Period

    What are the key characteristics of a pitta period? What measures can you take to cool down that excess heat? Read this article to learn how and when to balance pitta for a balanced cycle.

  • How to Balance the Heavy (Kapha) Period
    • Women's Health
    • June 04, 2019
    How to Balance the Heavy (Kapha) Period

    What are the elements of a kapha period? How can you recognize excess kapha in your menstrual flow? Read this article to learn how and when to balance kapha for a balanced cycle.

  • Achieving Vibrant Women’s Health with the 4 Pillars
    • Health and Wellness
    • May 27, 2019
    Achieving Vibrant Women’s Health with the 4 Pillars

    Diet, lifestyle, sleep, and energy. These are the four pillars of Ayurveda. When we neglect them, we inhibit the proper flow of prana, which gives rise to the possibility of dis-ease. For women, this can be reflected in the menstrual cycle, and later, in the transition through menopause.

  • How to Balance the Painful (Vata) Period
    • Women's Health
    • May 21, 2019
    How to Balance the Painful (Vata) Period

    In the first part of this series, we covered the Ayurvedic perspective on menstruation and what a balanced cycle looks like. Here in our second installment, we’ll focus on how to determine whether vata is present in your menstrual cycle and if so, how to bring it back to balance. 

  • Why a Healthy Cycle Is So Important
    • Women's Health
    • May 06, 2019
    Why a Healthy Cycle Is So Important

    What is your period trying to tell you? According to Ayurveda, tuning into the nature of your cycle each month can help you gain a better understanding of your overall health.  Read this article to learn more about healthy cycles and how you can balance yours with the help of Ayurveda.

  • 3 Ways to Embrace the Divine Feminine of Ayurveda
    • Women's Health
    • June 20, 2018
    3 Ways to Embrace the Divine Feminine of Ayurveda

    Divine feminine Ayurveda asks us to trust in our bodies, as they contain the intelligence of the cosmos, the intelligence of nature. This practice asks us to be responsible for ourselves and to find balance through our own resources.

  • How to Use Marma Points for Ayurvedic Breast Care
    • Health and Wellness
    • February 23, 2018
    How to Use Marma Points for Ayurvedic Breast Care

    Bodywork, such as massage, can be undervalued in our Western society. It is often seen as a luxury or a splurge rather than an essential. Ayurveda has a very different standpoint in this regard. Apart from some conditions, massage is a non-negotiable when it comes to self-care. In some instances, the whole body receives massage, and in other cases, specific regions, such as marma points, are given special attention.

  • Why You Should Be Massaging Your Breasts on the Reg
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • October 17, 2017
    Why You Should Be Massaging Your Breasts on the Reg

    Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer affecting women today, and we must look at care as a multi-dimensional approach. Whether you are currently or have in the past experienced breast cancer or any emotional challenges in life, massage can be a beautiful addition to your self-care practices.

  • Healthy Bones: More Than a Calcium Supplement
    • Ayurvedic Herbalism
    • May 08, 2017
    Healthy Bones: More Than a Calcium Supplement

    Healthy Bones was not designed to be just another calcium supplement. Banyan wanted a product that supported the human bone structure with supplements similar in nature and composition to actual human bone, and synergized with herbs that help maintain bone health at the core of the human body—the digestive tract.

  • Cleanse-Friendly Carrot Ginger Soup
    • Women's Health
    • April 06, 2017
    Cleanse-Friendly Carrot Ginger Soup

    Cleanse season is upon us, and this is a great meal that can easily be adjusted to support you during a cleanse, as the simple ingredients and heating spices assist the cleansing process. 

  • The Simple Ritual That Will Change Everything About Your Breasts
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • October 16, 2015
    The Simple Ritual That Will Change Everything About Your Breasts

    When is the last time you took a few moments to treat your breast with the love and care they deserve? The breasts are organs of love, support, security, care, and nourishment, as well as pleasure. Taking care of these female organs with breast massage is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

    • Women's Health
    • March 06, 2011
    A Mindful Menopause with Ayurveda

    Menopause is a natural transition. When a woman's body begins to age, estrogen production declines and a natural decrease in ovarian function occurs. During this peri-menopausal time, ovulation becomes irregular and menstrual periods can vary for individuals from profuse bleeding to being scanty and shorter in length. Eventually ovulation and menses cease entirely, ending a woman's childbearing ability.

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