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Yogi Tea

Yogi Tea

Yogi Tea is health promoting, delicious and soothing and a great coffee substitute. It is a health-promoting beverage and a tonic for the whole body. It strengthens the nervous system, energizes the body, clears the mind, and is both a remedy and preventive measure for colds, allergies, etc.In the science of yogic foods the spices used are said to have the following properties: yogi tea

  • Black pepper: blood purifier
  • Cardamom pods: digestive aid
  • Cloves: beneficial to the nervous system
  • Cinnamon: strengthens the bones
  • Ginger root: healing for colds and flu, increases energy

The milk in the tea helps in the easy assimilation of spices. A homeopathic dose of black tea acts as an alloy for all the ingredients, creating just the right chemical balance.

Ingredients:

For one cup:
10 ounces of water
3 whole cloves
4 whole green cardamom pods, cracked
4 whole black peppercorn
½ stick cinnamon
¼ teaspoon black tea
2 slices fresh ginger root
¼ cup milk (or soy milk), honey (or maple syrup)

To Make:

Bring water to a boil and add spices. Cover and boil 15 to 20 minutes, then add black tea. Let sit for a few minutes, remove from heat and strain. If desired you can add the milk and sweeten with honey or maple syrup. Enjoy it!

Note: The above content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition & diet.

Ayurvedic Drink for Powerful Ojas

Ayurvedic Drink for Powerful Ojas

Acording to Ayurveda Ojas = Vital Nectar of Life
Ojas is said to be the physiological expression of consciousness, in charge of immunity, reproduction, beauty, and the overall health and wellbeing of the individual.

Ingredients:

1 glass of milk
(or almond milk)
15 soaked almonds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ghee
1 slice of fresh ginger
1 cardamom

To Make:

Soak the almonds for 12 hours. Then peel them.
Warm up the milk & mix with all the other ingredients.
Enjoy together with the almonds.
You can drink it in the morning or before bed time (it will also help you sleep).

Note: The above content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition & diet.

Fruits, Nuts, Vegetables

Fruits, Nuts, Vegetables

Yogi Bhajan recommended a diet of only fruits, nuts and vegetables to beginning yoga students. He encouraged them to take the steps to break away from a meat-based diet and embrace a healthy lifestyle. According to the Master, “This diet is used in India when the person looks old—the body is wearing out and becomes impotent. It is said to cleanse the system and revitalize the body. The first few days you may feel weak, but then gradually your strength will increase and you will start to feel light and happy.”
The best season for this diet is the warmer months of spring, summer and fall, when fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available.
Purpose:
•Physical: Cleansing, weight loss, clearing mucus
•Mental: Break negative food habits, be happy
•Spiritual: Transition to a more energetic and higher frequency vibration; to become more in harmony with your body and with your world.

Duration:
Yogi Bhajan said to do it for thirty days. It can be done up to 120 days. If thirty days sounds like too much, try two weeks. It may give you confidence that you can continue it for the full time. Once you start the diet, there may be a short period when you feel weak or low energy. This is to be expected, especially if you are coming off a diet high in processed foods or animal products. Keep up. Allow your body to adjust to a higher frequency of energy.
Avoid:
Meat, fish, fowl, eggs, alcoholic beverages, drugs of any kind (including caffeine), dairy, grains, legumes, packaged foods, canned foods, concentrated sugars, including honey (except a little in Yogi Tea), roasted nuts, nut butters and fried foods.

Eat:
•Lots of salads—fresh lettuce and other greens and sprouts dressed lightly with cold pressed oil and natural vinegar or lemon juice, with optional additions of: alfalfa sprouts, mung bean sprouts, fresh raw vegetables, avocados, raw sunflower seeds, sesame seeds
•Steamed vegetables garnished with a little olive oil, a touch of sea salt and black or red pepper
•Raw almonds soaked and peeled
•Baked squash
•Potatoes—yes, they are vegetables too, and very alkalizing to your system. Prepare them Punjabi style with peas and onions, with fresh cauliflower, or baked, and served with a little olive oil and soy sauce.
•Fresh fruit anytime
•Fruit and vegetable smoothies—add a little fruit juice for sweetness.
•Herbal teas
•Yogi Tea with almond milk and a little honey

End:
After thirty days, gradually add skim milk, rice and legumes and transition to a yogic maintenance diet.
Notes:
Yogi Bhajan gave this diet in 1969 to the flower children that showed up in droves to his first yoga classes. It is an excellent introduction to a healthy lifestyle with the wide variety of options possible. Still the ego may freak out. Remember, our relationship to food and diet are deeply ingrained habit patterns involving security, comfort and self-image. Change is a challenge. The way to meet the challenge gracefully is to thoroughly enjoy the new experiences coming across your tongue. Savor every bite. Chew your food well and relish it. If you are overweight, you begin the process of losing your excess. Do yoga and breathe deeply. You may be amazed at the new you.


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