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What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an Ancient Sanskrit word meaning "the complete knowledge for long life". The root word, "Ayus" means "longevity" while "Veda" means "knowledge" or "science". Ayurveda originated in India as a form of traditional medicine & has recently gained popularity in the west as a form of "alternative" medicine.
Ayurveda is based upon the Hindu belief in the Pancha Mahabhuta or the Five Great Elements -- earth, water, air, fire, and ether. It is believed every creation, including the human body, is comprised of these five essential building blocks.
While at its root a medical practice, Ayurveda is also a philosophy of life, incorporating a plant-based, holistic approach to wellness and balanced living. The goals of this philosophy include a balanced metabolism & digestion, good hygiene, exercise, yoga, & meditation.
While difficult in today's fast-paced world to live consistently by these principals, they can be incorporated into a contemporary lifestyle to increase well-being and balance in one's life.
A perfect tea for the winter blues
Winter has come & while it's almost over, there's nothing like a chilly February to get the spirits down. Need uplifting? Enter Lavender Earl Grey -- the perfect antidote to those pesky winter blues.
Our lush floral take on the classic, Lavender Earl Grey is a sublime blend of Assam Black Tea, Bergamot Essence & fresh Lavender Flowers.