In our efforts to cater to the needs of our customers, we are excited to present a line of Lifestyle products that are useful in one’s daily routine. Ayurvedic tradition recommends a routine of morning and nighttime practices collectively known as Dinacharya. These rituals are designed to provide calm, focused, sustainable energy to support meditation, yoga, and everything that we do in a day. We are proud of our Padmashri Massage oils and appreciate the support of our customers and practitioners in incorporating these oils in Abhayanga –Self-care routine.
With the introduction of Tongue scrappers in Pure Sterling Silver, Copper and affordable high-quality stainless steel, Neti pots, Rudraksha Bead Malas and Wrist Malas we are on our way to expand our Lifestyle selection. We will be bringing many more items for meditation and yoga practice.
Rudraksha Bead Malas
Rudraksha beads are regarded as the timeless jewels of the gods and find mention in ancient Hindu texts like Puranas and Upanishads as being the most powerful aid in the path of self-realization. It is believed that the beads have been emanated from the tears of Lord Shiva and have been used by yogis and spiritual seekers for self-empowerment.
Rudraksha beads work on different the chakras of the human body.
Generally, five facet Rudraksha are meant for all-around purposes and are worn as necklaces. It increases a person’s inclination towards spiritual and religious matters. Provides good luck and achievement of desires. Rudraksha beads are also said to correspond to various planets and are said to help or relieve planetary afflictions.
They work best when worn on the body. Touching skin is not necessary for rudraksha beads to show effect, but the method of wearing is very important. Children may also wear Rudraksha depending on the nature of their emotional and health concerns. They respond to Rudraksha faster than adults and it makes their growing years smoother.
Ayurvedic Properties of Rudraksha
The beads of Rudraksha has some preventive and curative medicinal value. The beads of Rudraksha, its bark leaves and outer shell of the beads all are used in home remedies. Sewanti Stressnil contains an extract of Rudraksha.
Rudraksha beads are a product of nature. Hence they vary in their sizes and colors even if they are identical in Mukhas (facets). This variation of size and color does not increase/ decrease the effectiveness of this divine bead.
Care of Rudraksha Beads
It is helpful to keep Rudraksha beads clean since dust and dirt can settle in their pores. One way to clean them is to soak them in soapy water overnight and then with a new toothbrush scrub the seeds clean. After thoroughly drying, rub them with a little olive oil to make sure the seeds don't dry out.
Since Rudraksha beads develop a sort of personal "relationship" or connection with their wearer, it is best not to give ones you have worn to others.
All our Rudraksha beads are spiritually activated with mantras before shipment.
Ancient Ayurvedic text recommends the practice of tongue scraping is an important part of the daily morning routine. There are many benefits to this daily practice in oral health, overall physical, mental, and spiritual health. Scraping the tongue daily removes any build-up on the tongue, which, if left untreated, can lead to bad breath and may house a significant number of bacteria. This simple practice is a direct way of removing Ama from your physiology. In Ayurveda, Ama refers to any accumulation of toxic residue in the mind-body. This can result from improper eating, poor digestion, or a reflection of an imbalance somewhere in the gastrointestinal system.
In addition, from an Ayurvedic perspective, by removing this coating you improve your ability to taste your food, which makes it more satisfying. By increasing your taste reception, not only do you eat less, but you also eliminate the need to add more sugar, salt, or excessive spice to the food to make it more flavorful. Western medicine is also beginning to acknowledge the coating on the tongue as a sign of poor health.
- According to Wikipedia, the tongue is the home for upwards of 500 different kinds of bacteria which are responsible for 80-95% of our bad breath. The rough surface of the tongue provides ideal hiding places for them; and the coating of leftover food debris, as well as, the rotting dead cells and mucus from the sinuses help keep them safely hidden and protected from normal oral cleaning. Tongue Scraper helps you keep your breath fresh by allowing you to scrape off mucous and debris from the tongue and clean the toxins buildup on the tongue.
What kind of Tongue Scraper to Use?
- The Ayurvedic texts mention the use of Gold, Silver, Copper, Tin and brass tongue scrapers that are curved and not sharp. Gold is recommended for Vata because it has a warming effect, Silver because it has a cooling effect. Copper is recommended for stimulating Kapha dosha. Tin, brass and stainless steel tongue scrapers are tridoshic or suitable for all three doshas.
Tongue Cleaner Directions: Rinse Your Mouth with cold water, hold the tongue scraper in both hands, pulling back to front, and gently glide along the surface of your tongue. Repeat 8-12 times. Rinse your mouth with cold water and clean your tongue scraper. For best results follow up directly with oil pulling.
CAUTION: if you have any irritation of the tongue, cuts or open sores, give your tongue a chance to heal before using the cleaner.