Herbal and Alchemical Support For Yoga, Qigong & Meditation Practice

Each one of us is of course unique in terms of what we need to maintain and enhance our physical, mental, and emotional health. For this reason, it’s wonderful and often very necessary to consult individually with a qualified herbalist – a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Tibetan Medicine, or western herbalism. This is especially true when we have a specific physical, mental or emotional imbalance that we’re seeking to remedy. A healing professional is able to assess our condition, and then create an herbal formula designed specifically for us.

Therapeutic & Vitality-Enhancing Uses of Herbal Formulas

Herbal and alchemical formulas can be powerful allies for transforming an imbalanced, dis-eased bodymind into one that once again is functioning in a balanced and comfortable way. They also can be used to enhance our health: to increase our clarity and vitality, to take us to the next level of joyful and radiant wellbeing. Practitioners of Yoga, Qigong and Meditation often have an interest in using herbs in this way, to support the creation of an increasingly strong and clear bodily “temple,” which can then initiate a deepening and expansion of our spiritual practice.

The herbs and alchemical substances used in this way – as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual tonics – frequently have an adaptogenic character. An adaptogenic substance is one that has a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. In other words, it possesses an intelligence that allows it to act in a way that is appropriate to the person consuming it. There are, for instance, herbs that are adaptogenic with respect to immune system function: they can boost a weak immune system, or suppress an overactive immune system – depending on what is needed.

Herbs and alchemical substances which, in this way, “know what to do” can be of great benefit to a wide variety of people. Though it’s still preferable to consult individually with an herbalist – if this is an option for you – it’s not absolutely necessary, with tonic formulas such as these, since the herbs themselves are able to adjust their actions according to the needs of the person taking them. (How cool is that!)

Medicine Buddha Blessings for Yoga, Qigong & Meditation

In my twenty-five years of Yoga, Qigong and Meditation practice – as well as in the context of being trained to practice Chinese Medicine – I have experimented with a large number of herbal and alchemical tonics, as support for my practice. Of these, the following three are ones I’ve found to be particularly powerful, and would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone wishing to support, strengthen and deepen their Yoga, Qigong or Meditation practice.

To me, these substances feel like profoundly generous gifts from our friends in the plant and the mineral kingdoms – infused with the blessings of Lu Dongbin (the Daoist Immortal who is also the patron of Inner Alchemy), Saint Germain (the Ascended Master known as a master alchemist) and the Medicine Buddha. So I invite you to read more about them, and – if your intuition says “yes” – to enjoy the potent support they have to offer.

Tonic Gold

Created by the hermetic alchemist Petri Murien, Tonic Gold contains the Universal Life-Force in the form of Potable Gold. In other words, it’s like a little bottle of spiritual sunshine! In terms of its effect on the subtle body, nothing comes close, in my experience, to Tonic Gold. The very first time I took just a couple of drops in water, there was a pronounced energetic expansion in my solar plexus. Since that time, what I notice most – when I’m taking Tonic Gold regularly – is a flowing warm sensation along the Shushumna Nadi (the core of our subtle/yogic body). My mood tends to shift in the direction of ease and joy, and my body enjoys a new flexibility and spaciousness. Wonderful!

Tonic Gold comes in a small bottle, which will last one to three months, depending upon your dosage. It has an anise/orange flavor, very pleasant, and its proven benefits are many. Petri recommends taking it on an ongoing, though not continuous basis, e.g. take it for six months, then take a month or two off, then take it for another six months, etc. The alchemical tradition within which Tonic Gold is produced is vast and profound – and Petri himself, from what I can tell, is a true adept at this art and science. I encourage you to read more about both alchemy and this particular alchemist, on the Tonic Gold website.

To Receive a Practitioner’s Discount (10%) : simply enter the discount code “vitality” (without the quotation marks) on the billing/shipping information page of the Tonic Gold website.

Tonic Alchemy

Tonic Alchemy – formulated by Chinese herbalist Ron Teeguarden (owner of Dragon Herbs) – is a powdered mix of 71 potent ingredients, to be blended with water or juice, and taken daily. The ingredients include Chinese tonic herbs, sprouts and grasses, sea vegetables, fruits, and much more. This formula is designed to increase mental energy, fortify the immune system, detoxify our body, and improve digestion.

One thing that makes Tonic Alchemy stand out among the numerous superfood blends currently on the market, is its “Probiotic-Enzymatic Predigestion Process – an ancient and natural method of bio-fermentation that incorporates beneficial probiotic microorganisms and their enzymes into foods to gently break them down into their most basic elements.” It is this process that allows all of the amazing ingredients of Tonic Alchemy to be readily absorbed and utilized most effectively by our bodies.

My experience of taking Tonic Alchemy is, in a word: “ahhh ….” Immediately after taking my daily dose of this sweetly-delicious potion, I feel as though every cell in my body is saying “thank you!” for providing it with so many wonderful nutrients – vitamins, minerals, enzymes it hasn’t had access to for who-knows-how-long.


U Shein Sayargyi – the creator of Gold-Ash-Powder – is a shaman and healer from Yangon in Myanmar. After beginning his adult life serving in the military, a series of battle-injuries and prophetic dreams initiated a profound change-of-course: a modern-day “hero’s journey.” The short bio offered on his website reads:

“Suffering from a great personal crisis, he received and developed his extraordinary skills. For a certain period he was mainly working with people releasing their possessions and occupations of other spirits. Later on he also began to heal with medicinal plants and developed a remedy called Gold Ash-Powder. The production [of Gold-Ash-Powder] is a very complex and complicated alchemistic process which takes about 20 years of time. The exact composition and the production process were given to him through visions and dreams by his “Devas.” Today he is very well known in most parts of South-East Asia, due to his spectacular healing successes. He is also the founder and director of a healing and training center near Yangon.”

I first learned about Gold-Ash-Powder from the lovely film “Voyage Into The Next Dimension: by Clemens Kuby. The film presents several powerful healers, one of whom is Mr. U Shein. Below is the link to the film. The section describing Gold-Ash-Powder begins at the 49-minute mark.

Unless you happen to be one of Mr. U Shein’s neighbors, in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma), getting the Gold-Ash-Powder is a bit of a process … but well worth the effort.

May these precious formulas support you

in manifesting radiant good health

and ever-expanding happiness!