Why A Copper Tongue Scrapers Is Part Of Our Sacred Rituals?
If you are visiting our page, you might already be familiar with the practice of Yoga and therefore with Ayurvedic medicine, if not, that's ok! We would love to share, in a very simple way why, this basic ritual will be an enormous support to your health and wellness.
Ayurveda ancient medicine that means ¨Science of Life ¨ in Sanskrit.
It gives a comprehensive knowledge of a holistic approach to balance the five bodily elements and gives greater understanding of how to keep your balance within.
Balance within: Mind, Body and Spirit.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, tongue scraping should be performed on a daily basis. Physically, this ancient practice helps to stimulate the internal organs through energetic connections with the rest of the body, improve digestion by increasing your sense of taste, and cleanse the body by removing Ama and bacteria from your oral cavity.
Mentally, it increases clarity of the mind by reducing heaviness and Ama from the head. When your physical and emotional bodies are balanced it allows you to expand your spiritual awakening as well.
Just like reflexology, the tongue is the mirror to all the organs of the body
So if you want to have a general understanding of your health it is good to incorporate a daily look at the tongue before cleaning it. If a thick coating is noted, you are accumulating toxicity. By noting this, it gives you the opportunity to become more self-aware and make new, healthier choices.
We are devoted to tongue scrapers and we want everyone to have one, no matter your age.
It is a wonderfully simplistic habit that in support of your overall health.
HOW TO USE THE TONGUE SCRAPER:
- Ideally, a tongue scraper is used every day, upon rising, and on an empty stomach.
- Hold the two ends of the tongue scraper in both hands. You can also use only one hand but it is designed this for equal pressure from both hands. Whatever FEELS better for you is exactly what you should do.
- Extend the tongue and place the tongue scraper on the surface of the tongue, as far back as is comfortable.
- Gently pull the tongue scraper forward so that it removes the unwanted coating.
- Rinse the tongue scraper and repeat as necessary, usually 7–14 times.
A note on cleaning your tongue cleaner: Copper is naturally antimicrobial. Rinsing your tongue scraper in hot water will be sufficient to keep it clean.
Traditionally, according to one of the classical Ayurvedic texts, the Charaka Samhita; tongue scrapers should be made of gold, silver, copper, tin, or brass.
When certain bacteria on the tongue and in the oral cavity break down certain proteins in the mouth, volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) are released that result in bad breath. Studies have confirmed the benefits of tongue scraping as an effective way to reduce volatile sulfur compounds. In fact, tongue scraping greatly outperforms tooth brushing to accomplish this.
WHY COPPER FOR TONGUE SCRAPERS?
While a gold or silver tongue scraper would be amazing, new research on the health benefits of copper make a 100% Copper Tongue Scraper hard to beat. Copper has been used for centuries as a bacteria-resistant metal, and new studies are confirming these ancient practices.
Copper may be the best metal to be used for tongue scraping because the mouth is loaded with both good and not-so-good bacteria. Copper not only seems to be toxic to the bad bacteria, it also provides important enzymes that are needed for the healthy microbes in the mouth to survive. In one study, the antiseptic benefits of copper were so great that, when copper was put in hospital rooms as furnishings, the bacteria count on all of the surfaces in the rooms was significantly reduced. Some hospitals are now incorporating copper furnishings as part of their anti-bacterial strategies.
Look after yourself.
With Love from YogaTribe x