Yoga, the ancient art of self-awareness, is a lifelong practice involving movement, meditation, breathing and thinking techniques to promote total wellbeing for the mind, body and soul.
Tulsi (Holy Basil), one of the most sacred plants in India, is known for its restorative and spiritual properties and has been utilised by yogis and meditators for centuries.
Like two peas in a pod, these two longevity practices have a compounding effect over time, when used regularly, working together harmoniously or serving us independently.
Our yoga practice, and our daily Tulsi tea are both considered “adaptogenic” or stress relieving. They both nurture and nourish the body — mind — spirit and foster a sense of relaxation, wellbeing and vitality.
Like yoga, Tulsi has a calming effect that leads to clarity of thought, along with a more relaxed and calm disposition.
Yoga and Tulsi both are:
- Naturally stress relieving
- Immune boosting
- Improve Sleep
- Natural detoxifiers
- Enhance our overall well-being of mind, body and spirit
Downward facing dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana
A favoured position in yoga, where you balance your body on all fours, followed by a simple breathing exercise coordinated with body movement. The name for this exercise is from the very posture that resembles a dog on all fours.
This position is said to help with;
- Digestion as the exhalation, pause and inhalation while twisting and stretching yourself is always good for your digestive system
- Blood pressure which through this exercise can be kept at a constant level avoiding fluctuations
- Sinus issues. Breathing through this exercise helps to ease the pain in the sinus areas and helps to boost immunity
- Stress can be relieved helping the mind ease from depression, fatigue, uneasiness and irritation
The same thing can be said for ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Original where this beautiful herbal infusion has restorative powers. Blended together to create this deliciously calming, yet energising infusion, with hints of lemon and citrus from Vana Tulsi, the slightly spicy tones of Krishna Tulsi and the calm depth of Rama Tulsi, TULSI ORIGINAL will help relieve stress and uplift your mood. The same benefits from the “downward facing dog” posture is resembled in this blend which in turn perform liquid yoga from the inside out.
Whilst you won’t get the flexibility and muscle tone from drinking Tulsi, you will still get all the other health benefits plus the opportunity to awaken higher states of consciousness in the same way yogis traditionally used Tulsi. Together they are like 2 peas in a pod providing a well-rounded tonic for life. Healing and empowering the body-mind complex to promote longevity and balance, which is the key word for healthy conscious living.