Tetulia’s range of premium teas feature 3 very unique teas. Tulsi Infusion, Neem Nectar, and Vasaka Laka. All three of these teas have herbs that have significant uses in Ayurveda. In the coming blog posts we will discuss more about the uses of these herbs, but first – what is Ayurveda??? Tetulia teamed up with Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant – Jessica Richmond. Here, Jessica gives a brief overview of the basic principals of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is, “The Science of Life.” Originating from India, ayurveda teaches us how to live our lifes in harmony with the cycles of nature so we can live a life free of disease, or so we can help to trigger our bodies own natural healing response to cure disease. We use food, herbs, teas, lifestyle practices, yoga, massage, and many other natural techniques in ayurveda.
Why do we practice ayurveda?
In this fast-paced life of today, we often are disconnected to the subtle messages of our bodies and minds, and we don’t really end up listening until the message turns into a loud screaming, or in western terms, a full-blown ailment or disease, such as cancer, heart disease, migraines, multiple-sclerosis, anxiety, depression, weight gain, etc. We practice ayurveda because it helps us get more in touch with ourselves,and to listen more carefully to the subtle messages our bodies are sending us. When we listen to these messages, instead of numbing them out, we are able to make slight adjustments in how we are living or what we are eating, for example, to get our body back into balance so the full-blown disease never occurs and so we can live a life full of ease.
What is your dosha?
A dosha is the primary energy that is expressed in a person. The energy could be that of ether, air, fire, water, or earth. There are three doshas in all, and that is how an ayurvedic practitioner will look at you — through the lens of what energy you mostly are at the time. Once we know what your dosha is, we can help you to get your system back in balance
Jessica Richmond is an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant who specializes in teaching clients how to apply Ayurvedic principles to an American lifestyle. She helps clients bring their lives back into balance by using foods, natural herbs, and other simple lifestye practices. Jessica completed a 700 hr ayurvedic practitioner training at Kripalu and studied Ayurveda for 4 months in India. She is currently practicing at Alaya Yoga Spa in Louisville, CO. To set up an ayurvedic consultation with her, go to www.alayayogaspa.com.