Prana is the Sanskrit word for “life force”

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Prana is the Sanskrit word for “life force”

Constructed from pra meaning “movement” and an meaning “constant”. It is the constant movement of energy which permeates all living things. In Ayurvedic texts, Prana is described as representing the Sun and connecting the elements of Air(Marut), Fire(Agni), Water(Jala), Earth(Bhumi), and Ether(Akash). All of creation, including the human body, is made up of these five essential elements and upon death, the human body dissolves into these five elements of nature, thereby balancing the cycle of nature.

The basic foundations that are in alignment with a vital lifestyle correspond to these elements and Ayurvedic Dosha (mind/body types) in a very specific way:

Earth = Diet and Environment

Water = Hydration and Emotional Health

Air = Sleep, Proper Breath, and Intellect

Fire = Exercise and Sexual Function

Ether = Spiritual Connection To A Higher Power

Because plants are living conscious beings, they embody Prana and vibrate with elemental energy. When a plant consists of a certain elemental quality, it is important to note that it takes direct action on a particular elemental aspect within the human body. There is a vital intelligence in the human organism and a vital intelligence within plants. The healing effects of plants are brought about by the communication between these two forms of intelligence.

“The Devil Wears Prana”

Combines botanicals and plants that act on the body and mind in a unique way by integrating the healing vibrational energies of the elements in order to gently coax the body into balance.

Earth = Garam Masala Spiced Syrup (Kapha)

Cold/Drying - Works on the liver and large intestines

Water = Coconut Milk (Kapha/Pitta)

Cold/Hydrating - Stimulates the kidneys and lymphatic system

Air = Turmeric (Vata)

Hot/Hydrating - Affects the lungs, nerves, and brain

Fire = Dragon Cayenne Peppers AKA “The Devil” (Pitta)

Hot/Drying = Stimulates the heart, blood, and small intestines

Ether = Ethanol “Spirits”/Barrel Aged Rum (Vata)

Balance - Ethereal Perception and Awareness

Danielle White