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One Step in My Ayurvedic Regimen: Water from My Copper Cup


I may have been blogging less, but I have been actually been enjoying using the money I have been earning from upcycling and reselling the items that I’ve been trash picking . . .

I have been paying for all of my certification programs and workshops that I have been completing with the money I have made from selling other people’s trash!

In July 2014, two days after I graduated from Rouxbe Cooking School, I began my coursework to become to become an Ayurvedic Life-Style Counselor/Practitioner. I also just completed my 200hr yoga teacher training in Costa Rica this past January, but I still have a ways to go in my Ayurvedic studies, and I also plan to begin my 300hr Ayurveda Yoga  certification program this September. Nevertheless, I am extremely grateful for all the abundance in my evolving health journey. (I paid for all of the above plus a three-day meditation retreat with Pema Chodron at the Omega Institute with my trash-picking earnings!)

Even though I have been M.I.A. here on my blog as well as on my Facebook page, I have been active on Instagram because I just love being inspired by other people’s pictures while I share pieces of my personal journey along the way. If you too love Instagram, you can find me under the @gf_vegan_ayurvedic_yogi handle.

Here is my Instagram post from this morning:

One step in my Ayurveda morning regimen: drink 8oz of filtered water that has been cleansed and ionized while sitting in my copper cup overnight (in addition to the health benefits, copper has antiseptic properties that kill viruses, bacteria, etc.).

“Drink a glass of room temperature water, preferably from a pure copper cup filled the night before. This washes the GI track, flushes the kidneys, and stimulates peristalsis. It is not a good idea to start the day with tea or coffee, as this drains kidney energy, stresses the adrenals, causes constipation, and is habit-forming.” ~Dr. Vasant Lad

In India, drinking this therapeutic water from a copper cup is called “Tamra jal.” Copperized water is a natural antioxidant that helps balance Kapha, Vata and Pitta.

“After starting on copper water, many do not need cold water to satisfy the thirst. With yoga, pranayama and other breathing techniques, senses become so sharp that taste and quality of water can be sensed adequately. Though copper water is slightly ionic, it does not cause gastric acidity to increase. On the other hand, due to increased Agni and digestion, acidity reduces.” ~Dr. Shirish Bhate

 Where I bought my copper cup

You can actually find pure copper cups anywhere online, but I bought mine awhile back over at Amazon (just click on the picture below for the link to the cup I own).


I hope this helps, and thank you for your support by clicking on the above cup image for my amazon affiliate link!

Much Love! Priscilla

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