There has been a lot of discussion recently in the media, social and otherwise, about a coffee/tea referred to as Bulletproof. Controversy sparks, every time a “new concept” arises.
The most common “opinion” that we have heard in the yoga community is that drinking Bulletproof is not “yogic” or “ayurvedic” and that it is too “kapha” provoking.
I would like to analyze these statement:
First of all, Bulletproof coffee / tea is a specific style of coffee / tea with the lowest toxin and highest performance. You brew it, and then blend unsalted, 100% grass-fed butter into it, along with an extract of coconut oil that improves brain energy. See the linked blog below for details.
Kapha has had a bad rep in the contemporary yogic and ayurvedic world as representing obesity, lethargy and laziness. The truth is far from it. Good kapha is the foundation of sustained energy, physical, mental and emotional, the type of energy that allows you to do wonders throughout the day and still be able to get a full night’s sleep (yes, we do need energy to get a good night sleep.)
Good kapha, in English, in terms of food, translates to good fat. As a matter of fact, ayurveda has been recommending, for thousands of years, starting the day with a few tablespoons of ghee (ghee is clarified butter). By the way, one of our private clients’ Aunt, who lives in India, has been adding ghee to her morning black tea for years. She is 70 years old now, still jogs and feels great.
We tend to confuse energy with stress. According to ayurveda, in today’s society, a lot of us are vata deranged. This means that we “move a lot”, mentally, physically and emotionally without enough focus and control. This is the result of us getting too much sugar in and not enough good fat.
So, decrease your vata derangement and increase your grounding kapha by adding Bulletproof to your daily routine.
See you on the hot mat and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”
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