‘Drink water from a copper vessel to reap its numerous health benefits.’ If you grew up in India, chances are you got this piece of advice from a grandparent, yogi, doctor or Ayurvedic practitioner. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is vital to human health. Our bodies cannot synthesize copper. We need to get it from dietary sources.
An unintended hiatus from yoga is a common experience; life is busy, schedules are tight and it can be challenging to carve out time to get to the studio. And yet we all know that once we get there and find our flow, it is always worth it. So here are five ways that will hopefully inspire you to get back on the mat.
Ayurvedic literature recommends tongue scrapers being made from copper, silver, gold, tin or brass. But why do people still use copper tongue scrapers instead of more modern alloys such as stainless steel? And why does copper reign supreme among all the other metals? Find out about copper's ancient uses from its use in Greece to treat skin infections to its use in Egypt to disinfect wounds and accelerate healing.
2019 is shaping up to be a big year for us at Valka Yoga. With over 1000 cork yoga mats sold and various sustainable initiatives in the works we are well on our way to becoming Australasia's most eco friendly yoga brand. We're even selling our cork yoga mats on Amazon now!
We often seek answers outside ourselves. However, we already have all the answers inside ourselves. It’s just about learning how to find these answers within oneself. Once you start living with your intuition, you will become clear on what you want and what you don’t want in your life, which can bring a more meaningful and fulfilling life...