Updated: Jul 13
Ojas in Ayurveda, means vitality. Ojas is indicated in a person through a noticeable glow coming from within radiating positivity, warmth, connection, generosity of spirit and compassionate state of existence. From the external body, an Ojas abundant individual will have bright eyes, luscious hair, glowing skin, good muscle tone and plenty of energy. An indication of healthy Ojas flow and maintenance is indicated in a strong immune system, steady ageing and a long, healthy life.
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO OJAS DEPLETION
Chronic exposure to stress
Change of season
Pregnancy, Birth and Early Stages of Parenting
Chronic use of pharmaceutical medications and treatments (i.e. Chemo and Radio Therapy)
Hormonal changes and fertility
This beautiful, nourishing tonic can be taken daily both during a time of depletion or as an aid in recovery. It is very beneficial to keep Ojas strong in the body during seasonal change and post-sexual activity - particularly if you are trying to conceive.
The drink can be had, and will be of much healing, if you omit either the Ashwagandha or Shatavari powder. The Ashwagandha or Shatavari powder will increase further healing in terms of boosting Ojas, reducing stress and pressure on the nervous system, increase quality of sleep, reproductive function and libido in addition to aiding to build strong, lean muscle tissue.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 cup milk of your choice (cow's, coconut or almond milk are good choices)
1 tsp Ashwagandha or Shatavari powder
1-2 mejool dates, pitted
A good pinch of cinnamon & cardamom powder
1/2 tsp ghee/ coconut oil
Optional - 1/2 - 1 tsp raw cocoa powder
In a blender or with a Bar Mixer, blend all ingredients. In a small saucepan, bring the liquid to a boil for 1-2 minutes and serve straight away.
With love and light,
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