- Re-Grow Your Brain Cells
- Misunderstandings of the Modern Chakra-Healing Movements
- Eating for Your Ayurvedic Body Type
- Building Soma Through Balanced Agni
- Don’t Let Stress Break Your Heart: An Ayurvedic Approach to a Healthy Heart
- Marma Chikitsa: 9 Potential Benefits
- Can You Go 3 Evenings Without Media?
- 5 Tips to Stop Cravings
- Yogic Psychology and the Effects of Meditation
- Trust Your Heart: Ayurvedic Wisdom to Cultivate Heartfelt Energy
All posts by Patrick Shaw
Black Pepper: Sun Power!
Piper nigrum • Sanskrit: Maricha • Hindi: Kali Mirch Black pepper is native to the Malabar region of South India. For thousands of years, it has been the world’s most popular and widely traded spice. In fact,...
- Posted December 28, 2016
Clove: Spice It Up!
Caryophyllus aromaticus • Sanskrit: Lavanga • Hindi: Laung Clove is a dried flower bud picked from a tropical evergreen tree. Traditionally, it is chewed whole after a meal to freshen the breath and stimulate digestion. It can...
- Posted December 19, 2016
Cardamom: Wake Up Your Taste Buds
Elettaria cardamomum • Sanskrit: Ela • Hindi: Choti elaichi Cardamom is equal in standing to ginger as a classic masala chai spice. Even if you use only these two spices in your chai, you can create a...
- Posted December 12, 2016
Ginger: The Universal Medicine
Zingiber officinale • Sanskrit: Ardraka • Hindi: Adrak Ginger has been used as a medicinal plant around the world since antiquity. Called the “universal medicine,” it is used in Ayurveda, traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western herbalism for...
- Posted December 5, 2016
How to Pick the Best Chai Spices
When selecting masala chai spices, it is wise to choose the freshest, organic, finest quality, whole spices available. From an Ayurvedic standpoint, high quality in a spice means that it is full of prana, or life-force. Using...
- Posted November 28, 2016
The Origins of Masala Chai
Masala Chai… As we traveled throughout India researching masala chai, we would devote time each day to sitting around chai stalls conversing with chai wallahs and their patrons. We casually interviewed people about their chai habits and...
- Posted November 21, 2016
What 3 Lessons Can You Learn From a Cup of Chai?
Cup of Chai: Chaiyurveda 101 A cup of chai can draw lessons from Ayurveda, “the knowledge of life,” the ancient healing science of India that teaches we are not separate from nature. As nature, we are in...
- Posted November 13, 2016
Cinnamon: Sweet Sensation
Cinnamomum zeylanicum / Cinnamomum cassia • Sanskrit: Tvak • Hindi: Dalchini Cinnamon is called tvak in Sanskrit, which literally means skin. You see, cinnamon is obtained by peeling off the sweet inner bark, or skin, of the...
- Posted March 17, 2016