"Breathwork has changed my relationship to my body. I find that we are most anxious when we aren't in our bodies and breathwork brings me right back in."
This week we are sharing an interview with the wonderful Amrit who is constantly inspiring us with her delicious elixirs and her brave, fearless writings on life, love and learning. We invite you to tune in to this and try her warming potion of ghee, Astragalus, Pine Pollen and dates.
Sun Potion: What does your morning routine look like?
Amrit: I generally wake up, put on some meditation music, oil pull and get ready. I go into my kitchen and begin making my adaptogenic latte filled with good fats and herbs to support my body. I head to my alter, grab my journal and meditate followed by gratitude and future self journaling. I enjoy a slow morning where I am not rushed before I start my day.
Favorite meal to cook at home?
I love being given a bunch of ingredients and just getting creative. Whenever I travel, I take cooking classes so I am inspired to play with different flavors and spices.
Most recent book you’ve read (or listened to)?
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön.
When you get a moment to yourself, how do you honor your mind and body? ...Are there any practices that support you in moments of stress?
Dancing, yoga or a walk outdoors. Moving my body in a way that feels good to me has been once of the most healing experiences. I also basically live in the bathtub. I feel at home there and my whole body relaxes. Breathwork has changed my relationship to my body. I find that we are most anxious when we aren't in our bodies and breathwork brings me right back in.
An artist you're inspired by from the past/present/future
This is a hard question to answer. There are so many amazing artists. Katie Daisy is super inspiring to me. She creates so much beauty with color and nature.
Who is on your evening playlist right now?
Haux, Dermot Kennedy, Ella Mai and The Lumineers.
Favorite Sun Potion herb?
Do I really have to pick? Currently, Pearl powder, Tocos and Yin Power.
Currently what are you sipping on? Do you have a favorite potion?
I'm constantly making new creations. My current combo to help support my immune system is coffee, ghee, Astragalus, Pine Pollen, cardamom and a date.
Do you have any advice you would give to your younger self and / or to your older, future self?
To my younger self: Allow yourself to feel what you're feeling as it is always valid. You are so much stronger then you can even imagine. Future self: Keep going! It just keeps getting better.
Favorite/current sustainability practice?
Cutting out plastic bags. I love stasher bags as an alternative.
If you were a flower, tree, plant, animal or insect, what kind would you be and why?
I know that it's mythological, but I think I would be a Phoenix. In the past year I have truly risen from the ashes into a more authentic, beautiful version of myself.
BONUS QUESTION If you were to interview yourself, what is a question you would ask, and what is your answer?
What is your favorite thing about yourself? My strength and ability to overcome any challenge and come out stronger and brighter.
Immunity Coffee by Amrit
1 cup coffee
small dollop of ghee
1/4 tsp. Sun Potion Astragalus
1/4 tsp. Sun Potion Pine Pollen
sprinkle of cardamom
Add all ingredients into a blender and pulse until frothy
Sip and enjoy
Photography: Amrit-Sadhana Khalsa