Seasonal Topics

  • A New Way to Do Your 2021 Resolutions
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 31, 2020
    A New Way to Do Your 2021 Resolutions

    While planning your goals for the New Year, make sure that they are rooted in your own heart. Here we offer Ayurvedic tips for making resolutions fueled by love.

  • Bringing the Spirit of the Holidays into Your Meals
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 22, 2020
    Bringing the Spirit of the Holidays into Your Meals

    With the holiday season in full swing, the spirit of the festivities can be felt in homes across the land. Traditions abound, passed from one generation to the next. These traditions have also been found in most ancient cultures, including the one in which Ayurveda was born and still thrives. Fundamental to most cultures and traditions is celebrating the richness of life, the pursuit of spirituality, and the irreplaceable nature of connections made in person with those you love.

  • 20 Mostly Free Gift Ideas
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 10, 2020
    20 Mostly Free Gift Ideas

    Need gift ideas on a tight budget? In the age of DIY, there are endless possibilities for repurposing what you have. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Beating the Winter Blues
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 08, 2020
    Beating the Winter Blues

    Honoring the natural inward rhythm of winter while avoiding the black hole of melancholy is the dance. Here are a few ways to make the dance smoother this season.

  • Your Annual Ayurvedic Gift Guide for the Holidays
    • Seasonal Topics
    • November 25, 2020
    Your Annual Ayurvedic Gift Guide for the Holidays

    Ayurvedic gifts that come from the heart can make a big impact on the people you love this holiday season, and show just how much you value their wellness.

  • 5 Recipes for an Amazing Ayurvedic Feast
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • November 20, 2020
    5 Recipes for an Amazing Ayurvedic Feast

    Approach the holidays with more joy and less indigestion with our festive menu! These delicious holiday recipes can please a crowd while upholding the Ayurvedic principles of healthy eating.

  • Seasonal Skincare Rituals for the Fall Transition
    • Seasonal Topics
    • October 07, 2020
    Seasonal Skincare Rituals for the Fall Transition

    These routines can support your skin's natural, luminous glow while maintaining balance and harmony in mind, body, and spirit throughout the transition of fall.

  • The Springtime Secret for a Healthy Gut
    • Seasonal Topics
    • May 01, 2020
    The Springtime Secret for a Healthy Gut

    Ayurveda recommends adjusting one’s diet with the season. A seasonal diet changes the microbiome, which is responsible for balancing the gut, blood sugar levels, mood, and more.

  • Turmeric Tonic—Immune Elixir for Gargling & Wellness
    • Seasonal Topics
    • 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.

  • Immune Health NOW—Respiratory System Support for Spring 2020
    • Seasonal Topics
    • March 23, 2020
    Immune Health NOW—Respiratory System Support for Spring 2020

    Created in March of 2020, Immune Health NOW is a powdered mixture that uses potent Ayurvedic herbs to support the immune system, lungs, and respiratory tract. 

  • Ginger and Garlic: Winter Miracle Foods
    • Diet
    • January 31, 2020
    Ginger and Garlic: Winter Miracle Foods

    Together, garlic and ginger cover many of the bases necessary to thrive all winter long. Learn how they act as potent and worthwhile allies we’d be wise to keep close at hand at this time of year.

  • 6 Secrets for a Balanced, Vibrant Vata This Fall
    • Seasonal Topics
    • September 27, 2019
    6 Secrets for a Balanced, Vibrant Vata This Fall

    Fall is one of the best times of the year to find a connection to our inner peace and calm. Read this article to learn some of Ayurveda's best secrets for making this practical and attainable. 

  • Back to School: The 3 Types of Learners
    • Seasonal Topics
    • August 07, 2019
    Back to School: The 3 Types of Learners

    Students everywhere can see the end of their summer breaks when fall approaches. However the student in your life feels about school, Ayurveda can make learning a more enjoyable process.

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Spring Cleansing
    • Seasonal Topics
    • March 12, 2019
    A Beginner’s Guide to Spring Cleansing

    When we think of spring cleaning, we think of our homes. But what about cleaning the accumulated toxins in our minds and bodies? Click here to get started on your spring cleanse journey. 

  • 12 New Year's Resolutions for Optimal Health in 2019
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 27, 2018
    12 New Year's Resolutions for Optimal Health in 2019

    Practically synonymous with “New Year’s” is the term “resolutions.” As health conscious individuals, our resolutions are typically regarding our well-being. Even with the best of intentions, we often do not follow through with our resolutions. This is often because we try and do everything at once. Instead, here is a step by step guide for the new year. 

  • A New Way to Do New Year’s Resolutions
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 26, 2018
    A New Way to Do New Year’s Resolutions

    The new year beckons the new, along with renewal, dreams, transformation, and the accompanying resolutions for the changes we seek. This year let’s avoid reaching for the lose weight, exercise more, wake up earlier, drive ourselves harder tools. Instead, let’s dive deep into our hearts and minds, into our joys and sorrows, and take the time to list our greatest challenges and most pressing goals.

  • 6 Immune Boosters to Keep You Healthy Through the Holidays
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 14, 2018
    6 Immune Boosters to Keep You Healthy Through the Holidays

    ’Tis the season—the season for joy, celebration, family, friends, lights, gifts, and yes—challenges to our health. While the holiday season is rich in activities, the hustle and bustle can leave the immune system compromised. Here are six immune-boosting tips to help you stay happy and healthy this season!

  • Give The Gift of Calm
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 03, 2018
    Give The Gift of Calm

    Looking for relaxation gifts? These suggestions are meant to offer support to anyone who is stressed, overworked, or just plain exhausted. 

  • Balancing Vata with a Fall Cleanse
    • Seasonal Topics
    • September 20, 2018
    Balancing Vata with a Fall Cleanse

    The change in seasons has an especially strong impact on us, making it easier for imbalance to take root. As fall naturally stirs up vata, it is a perfect time for many of us to do a vata-soothing cleanse.  

  • 3 Ayurvedic Tips for Back to School
    • Seasonal Topics
    • August 22, 2018
    3 Ayurvedic Tips for Back to School

    Inevitably, the change of season and return to school brings some challenges. The inertia of summer is replaced by a need to shift into a higher gear. Fortunately, Ayurveda gives us a practical framework, and Banyan Botanicals gives us some amazing herbal products to ease us into the schoolyear.

  • The Taste of Spring: Why Bitter Is So Important
    • Seasonal Topics
    • April 04, 2018
    The Taste of Spring: Why Bitter Is So Important

    Whether consuming a bitter food, culinary spice, or medicinal herb, one of the primary actions we’re invoking with this taste is detoxification. Bitters are categorically alterative herbs which means they purify and bring chemical balance to the blood. This makes them especially useful for supporting the body’s natural defenses, no matter what the challenge may be. And as our main organ of detoxification is the liver, the bitter taste also encourages its function and an enhanced flow of bile. This helps keep our body’s own method for self-cleaning intact.

  • Awakening New Beginnings
    • Ayurvedic Lifestyle
    • February 17, 2018
    Awakening New Beginnings

    Spring is a time to make way for the new and plant seeds of possibility. Discover some simple ways to embrace the natural opportunities that this season brings.

  • Stay True to Yourself this Holiday Season
    • Seasonal Topics
    • December 06, 2017
    Stay True to Yourself this Holiday Season

    Remaining true to yourself during this time of year doesn’t mean that you have to turn down the invitations and spend the holiday season in the company of your kitchari pot. But spending time with loved ones shouldn’t require you to put your Ayurveda practice on a shelf. 

  • A Not-So-Ayurvedic Thanksgiving with My Family
    • Seasonal Topics
    • November 20, 2017
    A Not-So-Ayurvedic Thanksgiving with My Family

    Everyone’s family is different. Some families go on meditation retreats together, do yoga as a unit, and undertake simultaneous cleanses. But for the rest of us, who discovered Ayurveda long after leaving the nest, an Ayurvedic lifestyle can be tricky to discuss with our Western families who don’t know the difference between kitchari and curry!

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