Just as we need our daily bread, we need our daily herbs.
Herbs provide a subtle nutrition to the brain and the subtle tissues of our body. They invigorate us with prana (life-force) and create a state in our physiology that attracts the healing powers and support from nature.
Take advantage of the herbs around you and what is available to you with honour, reverence and gratitude.
When you deservingly nourish yourself with these precious medicinal materials, your life will flourish on all levels.
ABOUT OUR GUEST: MASON TAYLOR
Mason’s energy and intent for a long and happy life is infectious. A health educator at heart, he continues to pioneer the way for potent health and a robust personal practice. An avid sharer, connector, inspirer and philosophiser, Mason wakes up with a smile on his face, knowing that tonic herbs are changing lives. Mason is also the SuperFeast founder, daddy to Aiya and partner to Tahnee (General Manager at SuperFeast).
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
Mason’s morning routine (dinacharya).
Summer energy: achievement and goal oriented vs. the reality of what your body wants to do (rest, serenity and leisure).
New Years resolution energy may not coincide with southern hemisphere summer time.
How to deal with end-of-year festivities according to Daoism.
Flowing effortlessly between seasons and utilising the available energies to our benefit.
Chinese Medicine, Taoism and Ayurveda
Similarities, differences and integrating various modalities of traditional medicine.
The three dantians – inner body awareness and optimal decision making.
The preservation and cultivation of the three treasures (Jing, Qi, Shen) and getting the Yin Yang flowing and transforming.
Kidneys: energy, liquid essence and ojas.
Tonic Herbs and Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine vs. Classical Chinese Medicine.
The difference between toxic elemental heavy metals and medicinal heavy metals (bhasmas).
Three levels of herbs: High, medium and inferior.
Pearl powder: properties and healing powers. Click HERE for more information on medicinal Pearls.
Cordyceps fungus: properties and health benefits.
Farming, natural sourcing & preservation of herbs
Sustainable farming/sourcing, scarcity and adulteration of herbs (Di Dao herbs vs. big-scale industry herb products).
The purification and extraction of herbs that brings about their most powerful and sacred healing properties.
Mushroom farming: the ideal medium and context to grow them.
Preservation and ‘shelf-life’ of herbs.