On of the best things about Ayurveda is the fact that remedies for what ails you is in the form of massage, nourishing oils everywhere, delicious yet healing spice laden foods, and the most amazing tea you ever want to taste.  Of course there is much more to it than these methods but, truly, Ayurveda is one of my favorite modes of genuine healing because the majority of the remedies are calming yet energizing, and really effective yet supremely delicious.  Plus, let’s not forget the MAJOR benefits from yoga on stress relief, its contribution to healing chronic diseases, not to mention helping create a rockin’ bod!  They knew the benefits of proper breathing centuries before people started sweating it out in Hot Yoga studios all across the world.  That’s all part of Ayurveda.

So let’s get back to the tea.  Did you know different spices and herbs have different effects on the body?  Did you know those same effects may be different on each person?  Each person, after all, has a different constitution or dosha. {Find out your dosha in our simple quiz What’s Your Dosha?} Each dosha also has a season, and, if you are eating intuitively and seasonally, you might find yourself craving certain tastes more at certain times of the year.  For example, right now, when the weather is cool, I find myself not able to get enough cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.  In the summer, conversely, I can’t get enough tarragon, rosemary, or basil.  The former are all warming spices, the latter are all cooling herbs.  I do follow a mostly raw vegan diet naturally in the summer whereas in the winter I want soups and stews so that is an example of how, in the fall and winter, when Vata, and sometimes Kapha are exaggerated, my doshas stay fairly balanced.

I am a Vata and lean towards a Vata imbalance when I stay up too late, am too lazy to do my yoga, or am pregnant (pregnancy is a Vata time) so I need to take extra care to eat warming, grounding spices, eat little meat, use ghee (and oh is there ever a post coming about that!), and stay on a schedule.  Starting my day with ginger and lemon in hot water helps balance my Vata as the ginger is warming.  Combining it with cardamom, cinnamon and sometimes licorice or fennel also is a good way to stay centered but sometimes, being pregnant I get lazy.  I rely on my steady stream of Vata balancing tea from Ayurveda Pura to help me get the tastes I need for that balance.

Sometimes though, even a predominantly Vata gal gets a little too fiery and my Pitta acts up; or the damp whether brings on sluggish digestion and the desire to sleep too much which aggravates my Kapha.  It may sound complex but you too will learn to listen to your body because I will teach you to slow down and really be in tune to what your body is telling you.  I’m also going to give you a chance to win the ultimate herbal tea set  for whatever ails you.  Call them quick fixes or pick-me-ups for those damp lazy spring days, dry autumn or crispy winter days, and hot summer days when you think you will melt into the sidewalk.

Ayurved Pura’s Herbal Tea Gift Set is the absolute must have gift for any tea lover or health conscious loved one on your list.  (It’s also perfect to keep all to yourself to detox from tee many holiday martoonis at the office Christmas party).  In this 5 tea gift set, with 40 tea bags in each jar, you will get a tea for every mood, occasion, and season.  These teas are made with the highest quality ingredients created with exacting Ayurvedic standards and come packed in a beautifully luxurious box that makes the use of wrapping paper almost a crime.

Ayurvedic Herbal Teas include::

– De-Stress Ayurvedic Herbal Tea: For relaxing and calming the mind
– Re-Fresh Ayurvedic Herbal Tea: For cooling the body
– Re-Energise Ayurvedic Herbal Tea: For boosting energy levels
– De-Tox Ayurvedic Herbal Tea: For flushing out toxins and improving metabolism
– De-Luxe Chai Ayurvedic Herbal Tea: For detoxing and rejuvenating the body through a special blend of herbs and spices

Now here is your chance to win one of these incredible Ayurveda Pura Herbal Tea Gift sets for your very own.  Entry is through the Rafflecopter form below so it couldn’t be simpler.

Entries are available to those 18 and over world-wide.  Entry dates are from 19/11/2012 until 28/11/2012 until 11:59 pm EST.

For those who can’t wait to win the giveaway you can purchase your own gift set at Ayurveda Pura and is on special for £30 (about $45 USD). They ship world-wide with ease!

 

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