Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” Shanti means ‘peace within’. Shanti is specially blended to enhance calming and relaxation. The key ingredient in Shanti is Tulsi, also known as Holy basil. Benefits of a tea made with tulsi are:
- Strengthens the immune system, promotes longevity and enhances well-being.
- Great for hot-flashes and other menopause symptoms.
- Promotes heart health by lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure
Tulsi, saffron, fennel seeds, licorice root, star anise, orange peel, peppermint, lemon grass with natural flavors.
I’ve personally been practicing yoga for about 8 years. But it wasn’t until recently that I became wholly invested in my practice. I brought in these teas to fill a void in my own tea drinking regime. They have garnished rave reviews from my fellow yogi’s and I am so very happy to share them with you! Namaste.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy the entire cosmos is an interplay of the energies of the five great elements—Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Vata, pitta and kapha are combinations and permutations of these five elements that manifest as patterns present in all creation. In the physical body, vata is the subtle energy of movement, pitta the energy of digestion and metabolism, and kapha the energy that forms the body’s structure. These three are commonly referred to as doshas.
Vata is the subtle energy associated with movement — composed of Space and Air. It governs breathing, blinking, muscle and tissue movement, pulsation of the heart, and all movements in the cytoplasm and cell membranes. In balance, vata promotes creativity and flexibility. Out of balance, vata produces fear and anxiety.
Pitta expresses as the body’s metabolic system — made up of Fire and Water. It governs digestion, absorption, assimilation, nutrition, metabolism and body temperature. In balance, pitta promotes understanding and intelligence. Out of balance, pitta arouses anger, hatred and jealousy.
Kapha is the energy that forms the body’s structure — bones, muscles, tendons — and provides the “glue” that holds the cells together, formed from Earth and Water. Kapha supplies the water for all bodily parts and systems. It lubricates joints, moisturizes the skin, and maintains immunity. In balance, kapha is expressed as love, calmness and forgiveness. Out of balance, it leads to attachment, greed and envy.
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