Chanakara Tea for Your Chakras

At Eye of Horus we have been serving tea to reading clients, meetup groups, and at events since we opened.  So it should be no surprise that we’ve decided to add teas to our offerings.  Specifically, we now carry Chanakara® teas from Stash Tea® Company.  These are herbal blends, and one green tea blend, designed specifically to work with the chakras. Here is the short definition from Wikipedia:

Chakra (derived from the Sanskrit cakraṃ चक्रं, pronounced [ˈtʃəkrə]; Pali: chakka, Chinese: 轮, Tibetan: khorlo) is a Sanskrit word that translates as “wheel” or “turning“. [1]

In Hindu philosophy, Yoga, Qi Gong, and in numerous teachings about healing and consciousness, chakras provide on way to understand and honor the interconnection of our bodies, thoughts, emotions, ideas and actions. Meditation practice helps to align the chakras, and Reiki works with balancing and opening the chakras. Of course, we have books like Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith so you can learn more about working with the chakras.

Chanakara Teas for your Chakras

Chanakara Teas for your Chakras

There are seven  teas for the seven major chakras. Each chakra is associated with a particular color, element, area of the body, and inner state. Each Chanakara blend is designed to balance, tune and energize one of these seven chakras, to help reclaim the energies of life.

Chakra #1 – Muladhara (root) – Red Berry Rooibos: A tea for health and prosperity. Dark red and fruity, this blend contains antioxidant rich South African rooibos and soothing uva ursi, a fortifying herbal.

Chakra #2 – Svadhisthana (sweetness) – Dragonfruit: A tea for passion and creativity. Juicy Dragonfruit, combined with the cool aftertaste of ginger and mint. Created with the mysterious damiana herb.

Chakra #3 – Manipura (jeweled city) – Vanilla Honeybush:  A tea for gathering strength and power. African honeybush is sweetened with vanilla and orange peel with a scent of honey.

Chakra #4 – Anahata (unstruck drum) – Melon & Green:   A tea for love and harmony. Sweet dew melon blended with fine green tea and South American yerba mate makes a refreshing and stimulating brew that will awaken your heart.

Chakra #5 – Visuddha (pure) –  Blue Ginger:   A tea for expression and resonance. Blue malva flowers, warm ginger and tropical feijoa combine to make a distinctive herbal tea – a special opportunity to give, to share, to stay and talk.

Chakra #6 – Ajna (command) – Guanabana: A tea for imagination and insight. Relax and nourish your intuition with this soothing medley of vanilla-scented guanabana fruit, eyebright, lemongrass, and orange. What you know is more than what you think.

Chakra #7 – Sahasrara (thousand-spoked) – White Lotus:   A tea for meditation and wisdom. The scent of fresh flowers lingers over this pale golden infusion of white lotus, chamomile, chrysanthemum and linden.
Chanakara Assorted Box     An assorted collection of each of the seven Chanakara flavors. The 18 count sampler contains 2 – 3 envelopes of each flavor.

Whether your path includes yoga, meditation, energy work or any form of personal growth, we invite you to open your mind, body and spirit to the pleasures and benefits of these flavorful all natural herbal blends, from the creators of Stash Tea.  Shop for tea online »

Turning the Wheels of Life

Close-up of cover with chakras

Wheels of Light Chakra

One of the most often recommended books on Chakras, Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, Ph.D. is subtitled as “a users guide to the chakra system” and it does a good job of living up to it’s title. Many books on this subject are written for a reader already familiar with the intricacies of yoga and the mythology of India. Those are great if you were raised with that, but for the western reader, Wheels of Life is a better, more readable introduction. [Read more…]

September Events Around Town

Earthdance – Sept 15th

For the fifth year, Minneapolis will be one of 350 locations in 60 countries where citizens will gather to unite in the prayer for peace. Nearly half a million people are expected to take part in Earthdance, the world’s largest synchronized music and dance festival for peace. Events will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at Minnehaha Falls Park on Saturday, Sept. 15.Workshops on yoga and dance, body and energywork, activities for kids and music–with DJ sound, dance and spoken word–will lead up to a drum and dance jam from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by headline artists Michael Monroe and others to be determined. A unique aspect of Earthdance, now in its 11th year, is the Global Synch when participants worldwide say a peace prayer at the same time (6 p.m.), and a new feature, the Global H2Om initiative in which the OM frequency will be broadcast. Four of the world’s major rivers (Nile, Ganges, Amazon and Mississippi) will have underwater speakers sending this healing sound throughout the water. There is a $10 donation, but no one will be turned away. Bring drums, scarves, toys, items for the altar, and food to share at the potluck station, water and non-alcoholic beverages. Also in the Upper Midwest, the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute is hosting an Earthdance gathering at 803 Waugoo Ave. in Oshkosh, WI. For more details, visit http://www.earthdance.org/.

Planetary healing-Sept 24th

Spirit United Church, Lighthouse Events, and Kaleidoscope Healing Arts will host an evening lecture and 1-day workshop with author and teacher Anodea Judith, who is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on the combination of chakras and therapeutic issues and on the interpretation of the chakra system for the Western lifestyle.Charting a path through the chaos of today’s challenges toward an inspiring message for our future, Anodea Judith unveils her groundbreaking new book, Waking the Global Heart: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love with a lecture from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 ($25, or $40 with copy of the book), and a daylong workshop, “Sacred Centers: An Introduction to the Chakras,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 ($125). Scholarships are available before September 10. Call 612.378.3602. Both events will take place at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Long concerned with the future of humanity, and passionate about awakening our collective potential, Anodea Judith has dedicated her life to healing the wounds in our personal and collective psyches, by addressing the archetypal splits in our guiding mythologies. For more information, visit http://www.sacredcenters.com/ and http://www.wakingtheglobalheart.com/.

Animal Speak-Sept 29th

Author and teacher Ted Andrews, known for his bestselling book Animal Speak, and his ability to translate esoteric material on metaphysics and mysticism and make it understandable, will present a lecture on “Animal Speak” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Rosemount Community Center Auditorium. He will explore the magical and spiritual roles of animals and explore myths and misconceptions of spirit animals and totems. Andrews will be proceeded on the stage by local psychic, author and radio personality Tiffany Johnson, who will discus methods of psychic protection from 10:15 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $90 for the daylong event and are available at http://www.readingsbytiffany.com/