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Himalayan Chai ~ The Tea of the Gods Ayurveda Medicine

Om!This recipe was first given to Brahma, the creator, and eventually handed down in an oral tradition to our present day. With the help of Sri Ganesha, I will attempt to put the recipe to writing. Forgive me if I make an error as I humbly transmit this valuable teaching.

Ingredients:
2 cups of pure water.
1 cup milk (or plain EdenSoy milk)
1 Tbsp. Darjeeling tea.
1-2 inches Fresh ginger root.
1/2 tsp cardamon powder.
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder or chips (too taste)
1-2 pinches ground nutmeg.
1-3 tsp. turbinado sugar, agave, Sucanat, or local honey. (Stevia as sugar substitute)

First bring 2 cups of water to a boil along with the fresh ginger root (shredded),cardamon, and cinnamon powder. Immediately reduce heat to medium/low and simmer with the lid on for 3-5 minutes. Then remove the pot from the heat, add Darjeeling tea, and cover the pot. Let the tea steep for only 2 minutes (makes sure to not over steep the tea) and strain the tea decoction into a separate pot. Now add the milk of your choice, heat it up until it is good and warm, and sweeten the tea to your taste. Add the finishing touch of a pinch of nutmeg and you’re ready to drink.

Chai Guru Dev!

Enjoy!

Ayurveda - Herbal Medicine - Nutrition - Self Care - Yogic Healing - Meditation

One of the most powerful and simple pranayama methods (breathing practices) is Nadi Shodhana. It is designed to balance the right and left sides of the brain, thus bringing balance to the solar and lunar pathways of the metaphysical body. It also helps to purify all nadis or subtle pathways of the body, so vital life force can freely move throughout the body.

There are three major nadis, or pathways in the body, two running on either side of the spine in a spiraling motion, and the third in the center that follows the same pathway as the spinal cord. The left side represents the Ida Nadi is lunar, female, and cooling, while the right side is named Pingala Nadi and represents the solar, male and heating energy. When these two forces of the sun and moon within the body are harmonized it allows the prana, or life force energy to more easily enter the central channel know as Sushumna Nadi. The Kundalini Shakti, the serpant like spiritual force, moves along this pathway form the Muladhara chakra at the base of the spine, to the crown of the head, Sahasrara chakra.

Practicing this technique is easy, but it should be done with enthusiasm and concentration. If the mind wanders while performing it, gently redirect your attention back to the practice. Below is a simple hand gesture called Vishnu Mudra that can be used to help block the nostrils while preforming this practice.

Benefits of Nadi Shodhana - Alternate Nostril Breathing Ayurveda Medicine

Instructions of Nadi Shodhana

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