I’ve been studying Ayurveda and Ayurvedic Rituals for the past few months, so it was only natural that during my time in India – the land of Ayurveda itself – I would do more research and look into ways of practicing it in my day to day life.
I was introduced to the healing and metaphysical benefits of drinking water from a copper vessel. Like so many things in life, the timing was perfectly aligned as I had recently purchased a gorgeous copper vessel – as a part of my love for rose gold – I knew it was coming home with me to London.
Drinking from a copper vessel, Tamra jal, is an ancient Ayurvedic practice. Before we had so many fancy water filters, people used copper for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. In Sanskrit tamara translates as copper and jalwater. Tamra jal balances all three doshas and is typically consumed by yogis first thing in the morning as part of their daily meditation practice. Tamra jal has a host of health benefits including boosting immunity, conducting spiritual energy, and reducing inflammation in the body.
You need //
- Copper Mug
Fill the copper cups with water. Cover with a light cloth and let sit on the counter for a minimum of 8 hours (the reason why water is stored for so long is the fact that copper takes time to leach into water. It lends water all its beneficial properties.) Remove the cloth and drink at least one cup first thing in the morning.
Keep your copper clean with lemon juice and salt.
There is a reason why our elders used to store water in a copper vessel and drink from that. It was not just an old-school practice; it was an Ayurvedic ritual which had numerous health benefits to offer, some of them being:
- It balances the doshas in your body
- It cleanses your stomach
- It boosts the absorption of iron in your body
Keeping the body healthy helps you access spirit. Copper is a conductor and has the ability to amplify your thoughts and increase your channel to the psychic realm. Copper helps ground specific frequencies and opens the root and sacral chakras. In energy medicine copper is used to align the subtle energy bodies, reduce negativity in the mind, stimulate psychic communications (especially receiving) and clear blocks in the path of spiritual development.
I love having my copper water as part of my morning routine. It’s a great way to support opening the heart and mind during meditation.
Have you tried copper water? I’d love to hear your thoughts.