Dimensions: 128 pages, 10.3 × 7.73 × 0.58 in
Published: July 24, 2001
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0609606271
ISBN - 13: 9780609606278
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Energy Formulas And permeating the soil, it is I who support all creatures by My vital power, and becoming the nectaring moon, I nourish all plants. -- from the Bhagavad Gita (The Song Divine) Energy is a wondrous phenomenon, though poorly understood in the West. Far too infrequently, you get a good night''s sleep, eat fresh and nourishing food (not too much, not too little), keep all the stressors of your life at bay-so that you feel alive, alert and refreshed, senses primed. You''re immersed in the present moment with clarity and focus. When you''re in this balanced state, you don''t think of how much energy you have, of whether you'' ll be able to perform, you just do. More often, you''re riding the waves. One day you have too much nervous energy. Another day, you have too little stamina in reserve. Sudden bursts of energy at the wrong time can be as exhausting as they are invigorating, depleting too quickly your body''s storehouse of reserves. Overstimulation or sedation, common experiences in our culture, result from quick-fix approaches, and ultimately upset your natural balance. Our energy concoctions-juice blends, smoothies, teas, and an herb-infused liqueur-steady the flow. The potent blends of ginsengs, astragalus, yerba maté, and other herbs uplift and energize. Here is nourishment for our qi, the day-to-day vitality and dynamism on which we depend. Flowing Energy There''s a certain Tonic Bar patron we think of when we recommend Flowing Energy tonic because sh
From the Publisher
Since ancient times herbs have been prized for their health-enhancing properties, and the therapeutic benefits of herbs, from kavakava to ginseng and ginko biloba have been embraced by Americans in growing numbers.
At the zenlike oasis of Elixir, West Hollywood’s hottest watering hole, licensed herbalists dispense a tempting array of refreshing smoothies, energizing tonics, and soothing teas that deliver all the benefits of tonic herbs in a most delicious way. In Elixir’s Tonics and Teas, they share their recipes so that everyone can benefit from signature blends like Greet the Day Tea and Yin from the Cold Tonic.
Elixir’s philosophy is to create a comfortable blend of Eastern and Western practices and tastes. Each efficacious blend of herbs is combined with juice and other flavorful ingredients so these smoothies, sodas, and teas, and even cocktails are delightful quaffs that can be enjoyed anytime. Boost your system before a workout with a glass of Energy Today Tonic, or rebalance the body after an illness with Taming the Dragon; prepare your mind to focus with a cup of Brainy Day Chai, or calm yourself after a difficult week with a Steady in Spirit.
Helpful guidelines from Elixir’s trained staff make choosing the right tonic for nourishing mind, body, or spirit simple, and a comprehensive glossary of herbal products takes the guesswork out of using these beneficial plants.
Elixir’s Tonics and Teas is an irresistible introduction to the power of herbal infusions and a toast to general well being.