Meatless Monday Inspiration: Vegan Chocolate That Helps You Meditate?
Did meditation just get a whole lot easier? Well, maybe in a baby-steps kinda way!
See, last week we told you about a new obsession with flower essence brand Lotus Wei. But today, being that it’s Monday and all, we want to talk about sister company Wei of Chocolate. See, founder Lisa Reinhardt uses delicious vegan dark chocolate as the delivery mechanism for the same powerful flower essences used in the Lotus Wei sprays and serums.
Just to clarify: These essences, which are tasteless and odorless, are believed to work on the body’s subtle energy meridians. So the chocolates don’t taste like actual flowers but they do come in an exciting variety of flavors like citrus, chili, mocha and chai tea. Yummy.
In the same way that the scented potions serve as tool to help us slow down and smell the roses, so to speak, so too do these tastey chocolates give us a moment of pause in our busy lives. Or as it says on the company site to “savor the space between two thoughts.”
A meditation teacher who spent several years traveling in Asia, Reinhardt realized that us fast-paced North Americans needed a little help to tap into our chill zone. That’s when the idea of using chocolate as the device to calm the mind was born—if only for the few moments it takes for one of them to melt on your tongue. Kinda genius, no? Especially since we now know how many other health benefits dark chocolate comes with.
Our favorite flavors are probably the citrus and mocha and the one for relaxation, but they all have a special something we love. Are you a chocolate nut in need of relaxation? Maybe Wei’s the way… (Sorry I couldn’t resist that super dorky impulse.)
Image via Wei of Chocolate