30 Aug

Ayurveda and Attention

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

According to the Ayurvedic system of health, good mental function is composed of three attributes: the acquisition, the retention, and the recollection of knowledge.  If you cannot concentrate because you feel tired, this may be a Kapha imbalance, and some Kapha tea may prove stimulating.  Kaphas can retain and recollect well, but tend to have more difficulty with the acquisition of knowledge.  If you feel you cannot concentrate because you are under stress, some Vata tea may be calming.  Vatas acquire knowledge readily, but they can’t always retain it.  If you are feeling frustrated with your work, the cooling effects of Pitta tea may help.  Pittas can be perfectionists, and demand a lot of themselves.  College students may want to keep all three teas on hand, particularly during final exams!

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