You will know the benefits of copper vessels if you happen to be in the Yoga and / or Ayurveda line. Alternatively, if you have had Indian traditional upbringing, you will also be aware that drinking water from copper vessels is important.
I spent my younger days with my great grandmother, grandmother and all the elders. In those days (that is in late 1970s), silver ware and copper ware were the most used by Indian families. The elders in my family taught me the benefits of drinking water from copper vessels and eating from either copper or silver wares. Come to think about it right now, those days glass wares were not common and so was plastic wares too. The most common types of plates and utensils were usually made of copper, silver or wood.
As days passed and modernization took place, Pyrex glassware were the trend and so was forgotten the copper and silver wares. Nowadays, I try to make changes to my daily life based on what I learnt in my younger days. One of the many things that my elders taught was to drink water early in the morning out of a copper cup/mug. I re-started with that practice and I should say it rather makes a slight difference to my body systems. Benefits are not major and visible immediately. As with any healthy changes to food and lifestyle, the results will be visible or experienced slowly. The results I experienced was a better “feel” of the inner systems mainly in the digestive system. Other results are not visible to me, but I do believe it does well for my body systems one way or another.
While Indian elders and traditions tells of benefits of drinking water from copper, there are always reports contradicting that. I am not here to debate which theory is correct. I am sharing what I have learnt in my younger days and a practice I am putting back into my life and influencing my family members at the same time too. Moreover, drinking water once in the morning from a copper cup is not much work or something to debate about. It all comes down to how much you believe and trust what has been said (or learnt) or passed down from generations.
Below are some articles on drinking water from copper cups:
From YogaDigest.com: 6 REASONS TO TRY A COPPER WATER VESSEL
From OneWorldAyurveda.com: Health Benefits of Drinking Water in Copper Vessel
From Wholesome Ayurveda.com: Correct Way To Drink Water From Copper Vessels And Its Health Benefits
From Vasantihealth.com: Are You Using Your Ayurveda Copper Water Vessel Correctly?
From Today.com: Drinking from a copper cup: Good for health or the latest health fad?
From DrCopper.in: Various Information such as cleaning, benefits, etc
One my favourite “light” dishes to fill tummy will be Dim Sum. For those who are not familiar with Dim Sum – it is actually “small bites” of dumplings, pao (steamed buns), spring rolls and more.
While some Dim Sum items tends to be steamed, some will be deep fried. As with any food, over indulgence is not advisable. Always eat light…not eat till you are full!
Check out some articles that can open your eyes to the world of Dim Sum:
From HerWorld: These are the healthiest dim sum to order
From SmooDiaries: Dim Sum guide for beginners
From TheSpruceEats: Chinese Dim Sum Menu Translator
Happy Dim Sum!
This weekend I will be going for my short vacation. While I am looking forward to that, there are always preparation work – in terms of travelling “light”. I searched for information and have got various sources. I am just listing two sources below that I thought will come handy to anyone looking for lists, etc. I will write more once I am back from my travels. Meanwhile, the links are below.
Happy browsing and travelling!
From where I am now (that is in Singapore) it is always possible to get all kinds of tropical fruits all year round. But today, I will post on bananas.
In Singapore, bananas are imported from various countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Ecuador, Vietnam and India.
Bananas need to be consumed at a certain time. If not they become overripe and not so pleasant for some to consume. Well, there are other ways which we can use ripe or overripe bananas for cakes, kuehs (local delicacy) and more…below are some links to the benefits of our tropical fruit, bananas and some recipes for trying…
Enjoy the yellow goodness! 🙂
6 Good Reasons to Eat a Banana Today
When to Eat Bananas and Is It Suitable for Everyone?
Recipe: Fried Banana Balls, by Nonya Cooking
Recipe: Banana Cake, by Best Receipes
Recipe: 4 desserts to make with ripe bananas
Recipe: Ways to use your overripe bananas, by Womens Weekly Singapore
Drum Tao from Japan will be back to Singapore next year. Below are the details…
– Ticketing Information –
Dates & Showtimes : 1 – 3 March 2019
1 Mar. : 8pm
2 Mar. : 3pm & 8pm
3 Mar. : 3pm
MES Theatre at Mediacorp
1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
Ticket Prices :
Standard : $138, $118, $98, $78
*exclude booking fee
Some of their performances
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
I regularly listen to YouTube for some nice and peaceful music. Sharing a few links, just in case, it might interest you too!
Title: Japanese Music – Relaxing Instrumental Music with Traditional Koto, Shamisen, Bamboo Flute Music!
By: LoungeV Films – Relaxing Music and Nature Sounds
Title: 1 Hour of Japanese Spa Music & Zen Music
By: Derek & Brandon Fiechter
Title: 1 Hour of Beautiful Japanese Instrumental Music
By: Derek & Brandon Fiechter
Title: Reiki Music: Emotional healing music, reiki healing, meditation music for positive energy 30111R
By: Nu Meditation Music
I am a Postcrossing member and recently at the Postcrossing blog, an article was written featuring their oldest member for now. She is Helen, 101 years old from the USA. One should read to find out that there are no age barriers for interests – even though we might have some limitations within our physical body as we age.
Among whatever that was written, what caught my eye was when Helen mentioned, “What you don’t use, you lose!” Isn’t that very much the truth? Our daily activities are at times so confined to certain matters, that we do not get to use all our talents and capabilities. It is time to look at ourselves and ask on a daily basis on what we are failing to use and letting it go to waste.
I was totally thrilled to read on Helen. I hope you do find some inspiration in this article just as I did.
Link to the article:
Title: A special postcrosser: Honney17 from the USA!
For those who already know, I am into PostCrossing. For those who are keen to know more about PostCrossing, you can read the details here.
2 days ago, I received a postcard (as part of PostCrossing initiative) from Jacki of USA. What captured my attention was firstly the picture of the card (an owl!!!) and also the wording printed at the bottom of the card. The pictures are posted here and I also type the words after this just in case, it is not clearly visible…
The postcard is a painting by N. Kirsten-Honshin,“Mystical Messenger of the Morning Light”
Sacred Beauty Messenger
Spirit of the Night
Recognizing Each Moment
As a Precious Gift
Your Message is not only of the Darkness of the Night
But of the returning Morning Light
My further reflection is that in each moment, be it filled with bitter moments or pleasant moments, it has always something to convey to us. It is up to us on how we wish to take the lessons and experiences. Not all lessons or experiences can be pleasant. Should we have the mindset to look at the everything around us as a “precious gift”, life will hold more value than what we think. We might not get whatever we wished for immediately or we might not even get whatever we wished for at all. The most important thing is to always look for “hidden” blessings in any situation. If we choose to look at all moments in a positive way, life would not be difficult to live and we will not carry negativeness in us. This is not easy – but for anything – it is a matter of trying – it is a matter of choices. Who else is going to make the choices? We…we choose the kind of thoughts to carry in our minds and hearts…no one is responsible.
Since we have the choice, why not make the right and wise choices now itself?
I have ever touched on Kintsugi or Kintsukuroi topic before. This is a reinforcer on that from Mindful company…
It has been a long while since I posted something. Hope to be back at regular intervals to post something…today, I came across an article from the “Mindful Company” on acts of self-love… After all, we do not need the world to love us first. We need to love ourselves first…Enjoy loving and believing in your own self!