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Friday, May 04, 2012 Favorite Things – New Products at Param Yoga

Our list of Favorite Things is expanding. We are now carrying a number of new products for sale at the studio that we hope will become your favorites too:



We recently blogged about the many benefits of the Tulsi plant. Since then, we have begun to offer Tulsi products for sale in the studio:

Organic Tulsi Tea
Marydale likes to serve Tulsi tea after our Yoga & Meditation classes, and our students love it! We now offer Marydale’s 4 favorite flavors: Cinnamon Rose, Original, Red Chai Masala, and Sweet Rose (bags and loose leaf tea canister). Tulsi is naturally caffeine-free, so you can enjoy it at any time of the day or night.

Tulsi Mala Beads
Handmade from the stems of the organic Tulsi plant, these beads are believed to bring good fortune to the wearer. Each mala is composed of 108 beads (a symbol of living in harmony with nature) and comes in a silk drawstring bag.

Tulsi Essential Oil
When inhaled, Tulsi essential oil is used to purify the mind. When applied topically, it makes an effective mosquito repellent and can soothe skin infections and acne. Massaged into the muscles and joints, Tulsi essential oil can provide relief from peripheral neuropathy and mild aches and pains. The oil has a sweet, fresh smell that reminds us at the studio of gumdrops!
(Note: Tulsi essential oil can be irritating to the skin. Always dilute in a carrier oil before applying externally.)

All of the Tulsi products we carry are organically grown by small family farmers in India.
Stop by the studio and discover the wonders of Tulsi for yourself!

The Elixir of Life


Chyawanprash (CHAI-en-prah-sh) has been called “The Elixir of Life”. It is a delicious jam made from an Ayurvedic recipe including wild forest fruits and 36 different herbs. It is high in antioxidants and vitamin C and contains adaptogens, which improve metabolism and boost immunity.

Some of the benefits of Chyawanprash include:

  • Strengthens the digestive system
  • Enhances memory recall and retention
  • Improves complexion
  • Promotes healthy hair growth
  • Increases libido
  • Supports liver, lung, and heart function
  • Nourishes brain cells

The flavor of Chyawanprash has been described as sour, sweet, pungent, bitter, and astringent. It can be spread on bread or crackers, added to smoothies, or eaten straight from the jar. In India, it is traditionally stirred into a warm glass of milk.

Pick up a jar at the studio and make this remarkable superfood a part of your daily diet.


Light Up Your Life

Richly Scented Jar Candles
Marydale bought herself a Nag Champa candle and fell in love with the scent, so she wanted to carry this intoxicating fragrance in the studio. We now offer the Nag Champa (musk, patchouli, bergamot), Peace (lavender, chamomile, geranium), Love (plumeria, ylang ylang, cinnamon), and Sandalwood (sandalwood, rose, vanilla) candles for sale. All are made from 100% vegetable palm wax and come in a sturdy glass jar with a lid. These richly scented candles burn for 70 hours.

Chakra Jar Candles
Burning a candle or candles during your meditation or yoga practice can enhance the experience. These chakra candles help you to focus your energies on a particular area by representing the colors and the spirit of each chakra, from the root all the way to the crown. The rainbow candle contains the colors of all the chakras and has proven to be very popular at the studio. These 100% vegetable palm wax candles are unscented and burn for 100 hours.

The next time you’re at the studio, browse our selection of candles and enjoy the beautiful aromas and colors.