Brahm Atma Singh's ayurvedic blends of tea
Ayurveda means "knowledge of life". It should keep you healthy, make you conscient and enhance your personal development. Ayurveda influences your relationship to the spiritual world. The Indian saints speak of Akshara, a mystique vibration containing everything. This vibration provides all information we need (Rigveda). At first the Ayurveda student will learn a lot of details about health, illness and curatives. If he also practices his Yoga conscientuously, he will be aware of his patients aura and he will be able to select plant drugs intuitively. The vibrations of these drugs will fit to the defective vibration patterns of his patient and cure him most efficiently. In everyday life we can use Ayurveda to provide us a well balanced nutrition and to prevent diseases. Perceived in the right way, ayurvedic teas are comestibles and no curatives. They should stimulate us in the right way so that we don't even lose our balance.
Every person has a certain constitution (Prakriti) which results of the relation of the three Doshas within him. The following three forces determine a person's nature:
Dosha Vata: active mind, creativity, happiness, generosity, nerve energy
Dosha Pitta: learning, ambition, concentration, motivation, enthusiasm, energy consumption
Dosha Kapha: stability, confidence, satisfaction, tenderness, metabolism, energy input
Every person has a different balance of these three forces. The aim of the ayurvedic way of life is to ensure the inner harmony. Our blends of tea are created under ayurvedic points of view, their contents are well balanced and they cause an energy regulation without baseness. Every blend of tea stimulates one of the basic Doshas. You can read about the use and the effects for health of the herbal contents in books about medical plants and aromatherapy.
Ayurveda does not mean copying Indian recipes, but taking the essence from the ayurvedic teachings for the appropriate use in the different cultures, well adjusted to people's needs. Of course the three Doshas have to be considered. People's energy and way of life in the western civilization are very different from those in India. Recipes for ayurvedic teas have to take this into consideration.
The recipes of my teacher Sri Sri Yandaranat consisted of up to 72 different plant products. At least 50 % of them are unknown in Europe. By changing composition and combination he was able to stimulate every person with an incredibie accuracy. A small roll of leaves filled with a tablespoon full of extracts could sate you for a day, another mixture could give you erotic pleasures, and still another one gave you the heat to survive a cold winter night in the mountains without a blanket. That was his plant magic.
The aim of ayurvedic teachings is to encourage the virtues within a person in order to let him raise a bit higher but still keeping his connection to earth. Thats the way our stimulation should be. In our translations and delineations Ayurveda shouldn't be orientated towards the western understanding of illness and health, otherwise it's essence gets lost. It should open your mind for new impulses, in order to enforce your personal development.
During my voyages l could establish a strong friendship to master Yogi Bhajan. His teachings of the classic Kundalini Yoga and Tantra have been the basis to acquire further knowledge of healing from the indian medicine man Philip Deere, and from the travelling ascetic Sri Sri Yandaranat. "You have to learn to see the essence of the plants, the essence of nature. A master is not who has everything the earth offers, but a master is who can create everything which is needed at the moment out of the available resources. Healing is so easy, if you have conceived the essence of life. Sat nam." Sri Sri Yandaranat