Based on the principles of Ayurvedic herbalism or “Dravya Guṇa”, Mano Shanti is a synergy of plants that balances Vāta Dosha
And, according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a Yoga treatise of the XVth century:
“Where Vāta is in motion, the Mind is in motion. Where Vāta is still, it makes the Mind still.”
In Sanskrit: « चले वाते चलं चित्तं निश्चले निश्चलं भवेत् »
« Chalé Vaaté, Chalam Chittam, Nischalé, Nischalam Bhavét »
Hatha Yoga Pradipika, 2/2.
(rhizome) – India / Indonesia
Ceylon cinnamon tree*
(bark) – Madagascar / Sri Lanka
(rhizome) – Indonesia
(seed) – India / France
(fruit) – Morocco
(root) – India
(fruit) – France
(rhizome) – Indonesia / Madagascar / India
(aril) – India / Madagascar
(fruit) – Germany / Austria / Egypt
(fruit) – France
(essential oil of pericarp) – Italy / Brazil
*: From organic farming
(taste): sweet and spicy.
(quality): unctuous, heavy and penetrating.
(post digestive taste): balanced sweetness/pungency.
Use a tea bag of Mano Shanti for 200 ml of boiling water.
Steep 8 to 10 minutes.
Drink one to four cups a day.
When the drink becomes lukewarm, you may add a pinch of Himalayan salt and squeeze some lemon juice into it.
To bring peace to your mind, the best tool is your own breathing.
Have a regular breathing pattern, at a constant pace.
Slow breathing soothes, but it is especially the regularity of breathing that will bring peace to your mind.
Thus quick breathing while jogging will calm your mind because your breathing pattern is regular.
Similarly the Kapalabhati breathing technique, soothes your mind if performed at a constant rate, like a metronome.
Remember: regularity brings stability, stability brings safety, and when feeling safe your mind is at peace.