Yogi Cameron: Hi, everyone. This is Yogi Cameron.
Yogini Jaima: And I'm Yogini Jaima.
Yogi Cameron: And this is Inspire Living.
Yogini Jaima: We are going to talk about the benefits of Tulsi.
Yogi Cameron: Tulsi is one of the greatest leaves, herbs in Ayurveda tradition, and we use it for many, many different things. One of the things we use it for is to get rid of Kapha, the earth element. You know when you have that mucus feeling in the chest, you have that headache, which is very heavy? We use Tulsi leave. We boil it, make tea from it, or sometimes we call it infusion. And we drink it two or three times a day, and that starts to remove the earth element and balance it.
Yogini Jaima: Tulsi is considered Satva. There are three qualities in nature: Rajas, which is fire and energy and movement, and Tamas, which is inertia and dullness and heaviness. And in between those two dynamics in nature is the third, which is Satva, balance, contentment, peace. And Tulsi brings that energy into the body. In India it's considered the holy basil. And why? Because it opens the mind and the heart. It's used in sacred rituals as offerings. It's also burnt in the air. And they'll drink it as tea, because it's going to open the heart and the mind into a place of love and devotion.
Yogi Cameron: Yeah, everybody who is practicing yoga on the path of devotion, Tulsi needs to be in that practice, especially in your rituals.
Yogini Jaima: Surely.
Yogi Cameron: Yeah, add it into your diet. Start to practice with it. Drink it and then especially in the winter time when you've that excess mucus going on and maybe heaviness from eating different things, try it out and it will really help you out.
Yogini Jaima: And it's so easy to find now. 20 years ago, 15 years ago we had to bring Tulsi back from India. But you can find it now in all of the markets or online, Tulsi teas.
Yogi Cameron: Absolutely. Hope that helps you out. Lots of love.
Yogini Jaima: Namaste.
Yogi Cameron: Namaste.