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Ayurvedic Self-Massage (Abhyanga): The Lost Ritual In Our Daily Routine

 by Dylan Smith for Apothecai, December 2018.

Most of us bathe on a daily basis. We rub soap in the creases of our body and may hydrate our thirsty skin with moisturizer. But there’s another self-care ritual delivered via the skin that’s missing in our daily lives: Self-massage, or Abhyanga, an Ayurvedic oil massage.
Unfortunately, many humans missed out on the integration of this daily ritual. Other living beings in nature got the memo. They are being pampered daily, and so they deserve to be.
Fortunately, due to the rise of Ayurveda in the west, self-massage is now beginning to return to our innate daily regimen. Full article here.


Conversations Over Tea: Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith is interviewed in December 2018 by the founder of Apothecai.

Dylan shares his vision of total wellness and answered questions about what he can and cannot live without, what gives him strength and what is it that truly connects people. Dylan also wrote about one of his favourite self-care practices, a daily ritual we should all be indulging in and rose up to the challenge to draw his self-portrait.


Happy Souls: What is Ayurveda with Dylan Smith (Video)

Dylan Smith is interviewed in October 2018 by Jacintha Akkerman.

Dylan Smith from Vital Veda has arisen from a deep and dedicated commitment to Ayurvedic science to its principles and healing therapies. As the oldest traditional health science in practice today, Ayurveda has stood the test of time and is known as the 'Mother of all healing systems. Watch Here.


Talking Bliss with Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith is interviewed on September 1, 2018 by Bliss Elixirs.

Dylan is the first person to be interviewed for the  new series “Talking Bliss.”
Dylan was asked 4 Questions: 1. What Does Bliss Mean to You? 2. What Are Your Secrets For Invoking Bliss in Everyday Life? 3. How Do You Share Your Bliss With Others? 4. What Has Been Your Most Profound Experience with Plant Medicine?=


Shed Toxins with Hot Water: The Best Digestive Medicine

By Dylan Smith on March 4, 2017 on Everyday Ayurveda 

I am about to reveal a very special Ayurvedic purification technique that is excellent digestive medicine and phenomenal for eliminating toxins from the body’s system. Read the full article.


How to DIY Ayurveda from the comfort of your own home

Featuring Dylan Smith on November 9th, 2016 on Vogue Australia

The ancient science of Ayurveda is dominating daily health routines of 21st century wellness warriors.

If you’ve swapped coffee for golden turmeric milk, mouthwash for coconut oil pulling and start your day with a glass of warm lemon water, then you are tapping into ancient art of Ayurveda. Read the full article.


What Exactly is a Pancharma Cleanse

Featuring Dylan Smith on November 7th, 2016 on Vogue Australia

If you are unable to escape to an Indian ashram right now, here’s how to DIY an Ayurvedic cleanse to do at home. Read the full article.


6 Ayurvedic Tips For A Healthy Voice

By Dylan Smith on July 8, 2016 on Welcome Earth

Attention: Singers, rappers, actors, speech therapists or anyone who makes noise with their mouth.
We use our voices every day to communicate and engage with people. It is the first thing people hear once we open our mouth. A healthy and attractive voice will resonate with the recipient so as to divinely inspire them and elegantly create unite.

Below are 6 Ayurvedic ways that will ensure your voice is clearer, smoother, firmer and more vibrant than ever before. Read the full article.


Morning Breath? Check Out Tongue Scraping

By Dylan Smith on June 9, 2016 on Everyday Ayurveda 

Jihwa Prakshalana (tongue scraping) has been an important part of the Ayurvedic daily routine for maintaining oral and general health for thousands of years. If you are not scraping your tongue in the mornings, please read on so I can convince you to perform this simple yet essential ritual. Read the full article.


Exposing the Biggest Myths in Ayurveda: Onion & Garlic Are Prohibited

By Dylan Smith on March 19, 2016 on Elephant Journal

Those on the spiritual path, from Yogis to Brahmacharyas (which literally means, “going after Brahma/God”), avoid onion and garlic in their food.... People get surprised when Ayurvedic practitioners prescribe garlic and onion as medicine, or when I mention it in my recipes. Ayurveda prizes onion and garlic as powerful medicine..  Read the full article.


The Biggest Myth in Ayurveda

By Dylan Smith on March 15, 2016 on Elephant Journal

You Have To Be Vegetarian. So many people are scared to have an Ayurvedic consultation because they think they will have to give up meat on their new path for wellbeing. Fear not. (Good) practitioners should be teaching and sharing with you how to cook and eat meat in a way that is beneficial for your health. Read the full article.


The Brown Paper Bag Interviews Dylan Smith

By Jacqueline Alwill in 2016 on The Brown Paper Bag

Founder of Brown Paper Bag and nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill, reports on her experience after her treatment with Dylan Smith then asks him the following:

  • Tell us a little about yourself?
  • What led you to Ayurveda?
  • Were there any personal health conditions you had which through Ayurveda you were able to heal?
  • What are the more common ailments do clients come to you for?
  • What is the philosophy behind your treatments?
  • If there were 3 things an individual could do each day to balance their dosha what would you recommend?

Turmeric: Highly Medicinal Spice & Essential Uses

By Dylan Smith on September 30, 2015 on Welcome Earth

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is the most thoroughly researched plant on this planet! and I don’t blame the scientists for the 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. Not another article listing countless benefits of turmeric, “I don’t know where to start or what to use it for” – some of you may be thinking. The bright orange rhizome deserves all these articles and documentation, but it can get a bit overwhelming. In this article I will sum up the essentials and how to use it. Read the full article.


What is Ayurveda

By Dylan Smith on July 31, 2015 on Welcome Earth

Ayurveda is a sanskrit word derived from the two roots: ayur meaning life, and veda meaning knowledge or science. Thus, Ayurveda is “the science of life” – a pretty holistic and broad science by the sounds of it.

It encompasses our entire world – nature, the body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda is how to live your life in harmony with nature, with the cycles of nature. Leaves turn red then fall off trees, tides rise and fall with the moon, and whales migrate. Everything in nature is tied to these cycles, and so are we. Read the full article.