Spring Cleaning: Cleanse Your Body & Environment

Following the introspective days of winter, spring ushers forth a time of movement, growth, and regeneration. As nature begins to awaken and blossom around us, we must also align ourselves with the bright energy of spring and make a fresh start.

By living in harmony with our natural environment and adapting as the seasons change, we can channel the qualities of spring to promote longevity and overall well-being. The arrival of spring brings invigorating energy, inspires personal growth, and is the ideal time for cleansing and rejuvenating practices.

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Chinese New Year 2021: Year of the Metal Ox

The Chinese New Year falls on February 12 this year, marking the beginning of the transition into a new cycle of the Chinese zodiac. It is time to bid farewell to the Year of the Rat and move forward into the Year of the Ox.

More commonly referred to as the Spring Festival in China, the Chinese New Year celebrates the of the beginning of a new lunar year and the beginning of spring.

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Chinese Medicine Wisdom for Winter Wellness

In traditional Chinese medicine, the natural world is observed as moving through predictable cyclical formations, reflected within all beings and environments. After the autumn harvest is exhausted and the leaves have fallen from the trees, wintertime becomes one of retreat and restoration. Nature returns to her dark depths to replenish her strength, preparing for new growth in the springtime. We could do well to follow nature’s lead, using this time to build vitality through proper rest and reflection in the months of winter.

While winter is still in full swing, your overall health and well-being can be enhanced with lifestyle tips that are commonly utilized in traditional Chinese medicine.

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Must-Have Home Remedies for Preventing and Treating Colds

It starts with the tiniest tickle in your throat or sinuses, then a wave of fatigue washes over you, and before you know your kids, your coworkers and you are all battling some sort of sniffling, congesting, and exhausting cold or infection. What can you do from the get-go to nip a winter cold in the bud? Here are some easy home remedies to help prevent the spread of infection, aid in recovery, and keep you healthy all winter long.

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Holiday Gifts for the Refined Tea Drinker

Do you have a tea connoisseur in the family, or a friend who truly appreciates the art of fine tea? At Arogya Tea we have some very distinguished teas and specialty teaware that any discerning tea drinker will love. With the holidays coming up, check out our recommendations for the refined tea drinker.

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Drink Tea this Holiday Season to Wind Down in a Healthy Way

For many people, alcohol is the drink of choice to unwind or to sip along with their evening meal. However, recent evidence points to the fact that even limited alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer and other diseases. If you are looking for a healthier way to relax at the end of the day, consider making a cup of tea your evening ritual.

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The Male Guide to Drinking Tea

When the word “tea” is heard our thoughts naturally go to tea parties with floral place settings or women sitting around drinking high tea in extravagant hats with fancy attire when in fact tea has a very male-dominant history. Men in China, Japan, and India have been brewing tea for thousands of years while reaping its health benefits and also enjoying its natural flavors. Japanese Samurai’s, for instance, turned tea drinking into a ceremonial tradition while discussing important matters of state, eventually becoming a tradition that is still used today. Which is what prompted us to write this blog.

That brings us to why should men drink tea? Tea contains important components for maintaining men’s health (including preventing prostate cancer), protecting against heart disease (a major killer of men), and fighting overweight/obesity (32% percent of men). Tea is rich in an antioxidant, called polyphenols, that help regulate blood pressure, body fat, liver function, and other bodily functions. t’s an effortless way to boost your health, energy, and raise your vibrations by connecting with the gifts provided by nature. Below is a user-friendly guide of tea types, their benefits, the caffeine levels and our professional suggestions for each type.

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Teaware 101: Caring & Cleaning Cast Iron Teapots

Teaware 101 has already covered a wide variety of vintage and modern teaware, and which teas are ideal according to which type of pot. Now let’s get into cleaning and maintaining your cast iron teapot. The decision to purchase a cast iron is usually based on their reputation of being durable and long-lasting. As we know, deciding to purchase a cast iron teapot is a personal and pricey process, why wouldn’t we expect them to last forever. So how do you clean and maintain a cast iron teapot once you have one?

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If You’re not Perfect then Yoga is for You

Starting a yoga practice can raise a lot of emotions, especially when trying to sync your busy life with a studio’s class schedule; it might never feel like the right time. The idea of walking into a yoga class full of strangers when you don’t know the difference between child’s pose and downward facing dog can be discouraging. Private one-on-one sessions can help start to build a basic foundation, reconnect with your deepest self and learn to carry that out into the world to share. Maybe your goal is to one day feel comfortable attending those yoga classes or to tap into a meditative practice, maybe it’s to learn inversions and take your practice to the next level. The possibilities are endless with private yoga lessons.

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Chinese Medicine Wisdom for Summer Wellness

Chinese Medicines teaches us that optimum health comes with being in total harmony with the cycles of nature, so with each new season, it’s important to adapt your lifestyle in order to deeply align with the healing energies each season has to offer. Summer wellness is important because according to Chinese medicine, this is the time we restore our reserves that keep us healthy and strong all through the winter months. So if you suffer from frequent colds and winter blues, now is the time to invest in your health, and it may be easier than you think.

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