Solaris, a family business established by husband and wife: Joerg and Karin Mueller, two qualified Medical Herbalists (BScHons).
Based in Galway by the rugged shoreline of Ireland’s West coast, Solaris specializes in the blending and preparation of International Award winning Whole-Leaf Organic Teas.
In our early twenties, during our herbal medicine degree, we blended our first perfect cup of herbal tea. The local coffee shop tried and tested our creations and these original virgin blends soon outsold their coffee offerings.
Similarly our tea-sampling evenings became a regular fix with friends. One evening, after relishing in thirty varieties of Organic Jasmine tea from small hand picked tea plantations, conversation took on a new level of poetry and a dream was born. We decided to share our passion with the world.
Watch this interview at Jörg‘s stand at Biofach Nürnberg last February. It’s really interest.
Let me add a little more to this great info by telling you about chakras and what they do for our bodies:
Here is how Wikipedia describes Chakras:
Chakra (Sanskrit: चक्र, IAST: c̣akra, lit. wheel, circle), sometimes spelled Cakra or Cakka, is any center of subtle body believed to be a psychic-energy center in the esoteric traditions of Indian religions.
The concept is found particularly in the tantric traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. They are conceived as an energy focal point, bodily functions or psychic node in the subtle body. The Chakra theories are an elaborate part of the Kundalini system. These theories differ between the Indian religions, with esoteric Buddhist literature mentioning four Chakras, while esoteric Hindu texts stating seven.They are believed to be part of the subtle body, not the physical body, and connected by energy channels called Nadi. In the Kundalini version of yoga, breath exercises focus, in part, on mastering and channeling energy through Chakras
I particularly love the work of Dr. Deepak Chopra. Here is an article by Michelle Fondin on his Chopra.com website, describing chakras quite nicely.
“These swirling wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Since everything is moving, it’s essential that our seven main chakras stay open, aligned, and fluid. If there is a blockage, energy cannot flow. Think of something as simple as your bathtub drain. If you allow too much hair to go into the drain, the bathtub will back up with water, stagnate and eventually bacteria and mold will grow. So is too with our bodies and the chakras. A bathtub is simple; it’s physical so the fix is easy.
Keeping a chakra open is a bit more of a challenge, but not so difficult when you have awareness. Since mind, body, soul, and spirit are intimately connected, awareness of an imbalance in one area will help bring the others back into balance. Take for example, a wife, who has recently lost her husband. She develops acute bronchitis, which remains in the chest, and then gets chest pains each time she coughs. The whole heart chakra is affected in this case. If she realizes the connection between the loss and the bronchitis, healing will occur much faster if she honors the grieving process and treats that as well as the physical ailment.”
Best to go and research yourself what is said about Ayurveda and the chakra centres. It is truly amazing and we can learn so much about ourselves in the process.