Steeping to Slow Down | How to Make Your Own Medicine

Posted by YOGANONYMOUS on 4/20/11 in Uncategorized

The art of making your own medicine through the use of herbal remedies allows you to take your health into your own hands, literally.

To learn to trust your body, your feelings, your intuition. You are an expert in knowing exactly how you feel and when you are capable of making remedies to soothe ailments instead of running to the Doctor you are participating in ancient traditions.

Today, let's take a look at the power of herbal teas, herbal infusions. As we prepare batches of different herbal elixirs, we are forcing ourselves to slow down and intentionally involve ourselves with self care.

You can purchase dried or fresh herbs either at a local herb store, or most health food stores. Herbs are generally stored in glass jars and I recommend taking the lid off, smelling your herbs before you decide whether or not you want to buy them. Choose your herbs very much like you would produce. Make sure there is some color to them, a slight scent, some vitality. You want to consume rich and happy herbs!

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About The Author: Gillian Rader

Gillian Rader is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor who is passionate about empowering others to heal themselves emotionally, physically and spiritually. She is currently participating in a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and looks forward to merging the practice of holistic health and body movement into a practice which will benefit people here in the United States as well as abroad. Pure heart, Pure food, Pure health!

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