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Ayurvedic Chai Tea; make your own yogic treat after practice

How do you feel when you finish a yoga class? In my experience, I perceive so much harmony and contentment after my practice that I feel beloved. My mind is in a state of peace… so I could increase that “feel-good factor” with a treat.

I’m always keen to satisfy that obsession I got with sweet things but after a few years of being aware of my body, I realize that following healthy options instead of food vices is a wise way to lead our relationship with food into a mindful eating lifestyle.

This psychology about food shows us treats as a pleasant experience that makes us feel good after we eat something we like a lot, but taking care of choosing in a smart way. As an emotional eater, I recommend this typical recipe of Chai Tea that I took from an Ayurvedic book.

chai tea

Ingredients (300ml.)

300 ml. of water
1 tbsp of black tea herbs
4 grains of whole peppermint
4 sticks of cloves
3 seeds of cardamom
1 stick of cinnamon
ginger to taste

Preparation

Put the water and the tea in a cooking pot
Add the peppermint, cloves, cardamon and cinnamon stick into the pot
Include ginger if you want to give a spicy taste
If you like the “chai latte” add a bit of milk (normal or vegetal)
Bring to boil for 20 minutes
Use a strainer to pour the mix in a cup

Help yourself and drink some tea 🙂 hope you like it!

Namaste

 

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Hello to Yoga & Bye Stress!

The stress is a fact of life and the important thing is how you decide to deal with it; hide from it? fear it? or do something to defeat it? It is your decision to don’t internalize the stress. Better if you decide to practice Yoga and manage it!

by MML.

For some years, the yoga practice has become one of the most popular disciplines in the west because of its many benefits. People start with a routine that they then find it difficult to leave after since it nourishes body and soul. That is why yoga means union; the union of our consciousness with infinite consciousness.

The definition of yoga is at the same time its goal. Each yogi or yogini works daily on this spiritual path that unites our physical being with our mind so someday we will reach an enlightenment experience -which in Sanskrit is called Samadhi-. And accompanying this beautiful journey of self-knowledge in conjunction with meditation, several benefits have achieved that increase the quality of life.

This interesting discipline from India seeks that practitioners find protection within their practice, and at the same time nourish themselves with the blessings bestowed by this connection. By experiencing the “now” and giving a daily space to listen to ourselves, we begin at once an inner learning that fills with joy and can become a great purpose.

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When a person does not have time to nourish itself, the problems related to stress or poor health of the soul (which then manifests itself in the body) begin. Today, and generally in cities, people do not have time for anything; they get up early to go to work and in the afternoon they are so tired that just want to distract watching television. This work-home lifestyle, while it can deliver economic satisfaction, does nothing more than block us into a routine that will not make us totally happy.

Stress is lived by the lack of time or by trying to follow standards that are the same for all the people. And that’s the error because we are all different. In Yoga, we can understand this looking to the body when realizing that each person has a different posture (asana), and that their progress can be achieved thanks to the constancy and dedication that is given to their practice.

In the philosophy of yoga we observe how through our discipline, our actions & behaviors, thoughts & reactions work in connection with our well-being, so when you start having a daily yoga practice and at a constant schedule allows us to enjoy a precious space for ourselves.

From there we can understand how we want to begin to relate to the universe; with whom we share and how we respect the others, and what it makes us good, both for our environment and for ourselves. While reflecting on this, one can realize that each one knows what their own truth is. But the challenge is to allow this energy (which flows universally) to reach our consciousness to reconnect.

This is why yoga practice is recommended to remove or reduce stress, because it allows each person to know from the inside to the outside, to accept and feel content with themselves. Giving yourself time for each one is the best medicine that exists these days.

What if you simply devoted this year to loving yourself more?

Namaste