Author - Briya Freeman

Tulsi Tea (Holy Basil): “The Incomparable One”

Tulsi is one of the first teas (or tinctures) that I recommend to new students and clients.Tulsi brings a boost of energy to the body-mind, helping you to feel calm, grounded, clear-minded and focused. It supports a healthy immune system, good digestion, good concentration, and helps to clear "stuck" energy from the body-mind.In India, Tulsi is considered to be "the Queen of the Herbs", a manifestation of the goddess Lakshmi, associated with wealth, prosperity and Vishnu (the force of preservation).When Tulsi was introduced in Europe, it was also widely [...]

Ojas, The Glow And Radiance of Good Health

We know Ojas when we see it:  the glow of a woman in love; the magnetism of sages and saints; the power of a person living their purpose; or, the insatiable attraction we have toward the babies and young children.Ayurveda recognises a subtle bodily substance called Ojas (pronounced o-jahs) as the foundation for our overall health, happiness and resilience to stress. Its name translates as “strength”, “splendor”, “luster” or “powerful expression”.Ojas is a very refined, protoplasmic-type substance formed by our bodily tissues, a by-product of kapha dosha. Ojas gives [...]