Healthy Living

In August I’m Loving….Organic Ayurvedic Teas

As Winter draws it last breath this month I have been nourishing my body with the Ginger Jiva Balancing tea infusion and the Gorgeous Green invigorating tea blend. These amazing teas have been carefully blended according to ancient Indian Ayurvedic recipes that support the natural processes in the body. Oh! By the way, did I mention that these are organic??

We have some exciting news regarding these organic remedial tea infusions and other the amazing blends that are now available at Koru Holistic Wellbeing.

Delight your taste buds, mind, body and soul at our Ultimate High Tea event happening on Saturday 3rd September 2016. We will be showcasing all of the organic Ayurvedic tea blends and explaining their health benefits as well as tasting each one of them. Also included will be delectable healthy raw chocolates and petite fours (vegan friendly) to complement the teas.

To ensure that the ultimate experience is had by all attendees we have 6 seats available for this event.

Tickets are $25 per person.

To book your seat click here or visit www.facebook.com/koruholisticwellbeing

Before I get into the amazing ingredients and benefits of these teas, I can sense some of you are asking what the heck is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is one of the world’s most oldest holistic (whole-body) healing systems developed thousands of years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body and spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. (1)

The other key point to note about Ayurveda is the Dosha. Just as every snowflake is unique, so are we as human beings.  The building blocks found in all living things are ether, air, fire, water, and earth which are the foundations of which unites us all, but the proportion of these elements through the three doshas  is what makes each of us unique.

The role of the doshas is a dynamic one, constantly changing in response to weather, conditions, and stress. The habits—good or bad—that you create are manifestations of your dosha. While all three are present in everyone, Ayurveda proposes that we each have a dominant dosha, and ideally an equal (though often fluctuating) balance between the other two. When the doshas are balanced we are healthy; when they are unbalanced we develop disease, which is usually manifested in skin issues, poor digestion, insomnia, irritability, and anxiety.

The 3 Doshas

  • The fiery and intense Pitta type may enjoy the occasional power trip. Pittas have excellent digestion and warm body temperature; they sleep soundly for short periods of time, have abundant energy, and a strong appetite. When imbalanced, Pittas may suffer from skin rashes, burning sensations, peptic ulcers, excessive body heat, heartburn, and indigestion. Pittas have a powerful intellect and a strong ability to concentrate and are good decision makers, teachers, and speakers. They are precise, sharp-witted, direct, and often outspoken. They too are ambitious and practical, and love both adventure and challenges.
  • The delicate Vata can never seem to get warm and have cold hands and feet.. Their energy comes in bursts, and they are likely to experience sudden bouts of fatigue. They sleep lightly and their digestion can be sensitive. When imbalanced, Vatas tend to experience weight loss, constipation, arthritis, weakness, restlessness, aches, and pains. Vatas tend to always be on the go, with energetic and creative minds.
  • The contented Kapha has a strong build and excellent stamina as well as smooth, radiant skin. They sleep soundly and have regular digestion. But when Kapha build to excess they can gain weight, retain fluid, and allergies manifest in the body. When imbalances, Kaphas may become overweight, sleep excessively, become lethargic, and suffer from asthma, diabetes, and depression. Kaphas are naturally calm, thoughtful, and loving. as well as having an inherent ability to enjoy life and are comfortable with routine. Kaphas are strong, loyal, patient, steady, and supportive.

So now that you know a little bit more about Ayurveda, now let me tell you about these amazing teas that work within the Ayurvedic system to nourish the doshas and provide overall health benefits to your mind, body and soul.

First up, let’s talk my absolute favourite tea…The Ginger Jiva Balancing blend. This is my go to ‘pick me up’ tea as it is a blend of Australian ginger, Tulsi, Green Cardamom pods and Tasmanian Apple. Jiva means alive so after drinking it I feel rejuvenated, warmed and balanced as this tea also balances all of the chakras. Due to the actions of this blend on the mind, body & soul, this blend is perfect for people who are dominant in the Vata dosha.

This is also the tea we serve in the Koru Holistic Wellbeing Healing Room as it will invigorate and refresh you, especially after a treatment. For more information about this balancing blend or to purchase this blend click here.

The other beautiful tea that I can’t get enough of during the cooler months (actually anytime) is the Gorgeous Green invigorating tea blend. This is a special Japanese style green tea blend with strawberries, cornflower blossoms and sunflower that is lower in caffeine than most green teas and has double the strength antioxidants compared to black tea. This blend is a great immune booster as it is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, aids metabolism and general weight loss (helpful for the Kapha dosha) as well as being stimulating and uplifting. (2) For more information about this invigorating blend or to purchase this blend Click here.

Don’t forget to book your seat to the Ultimate High Tea and sample all of the amazing blends and indulge in some healthy treats to compliment your experience.

References:

(1) web MD.com article: www.webmd.com/balance.guide/ayurvedic-treatments

(2) http://neoaustralia.com.au/herbal-teas/gorgeous-green-tea.asp

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