Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thirsty Thursday

With the temperature rising, the light humidity in the air and the sun shining it really reminds me of the time we spent in the glorious islands of Fiji. That being said what better way to enjoy the weather then with a nice Kava ceremony with you and your friends. Used in both ceremonial and recreational practices Kava is a gesture of welcome, respect, and happiness. The roots of the Kava plant are grounded into a powder which is then mixed (by hand of course) in a traditional Fijian tanoa, it is then served in bilos (or coconut shells) around the circle! When the bilo has reached you simply clap once and yell BULA then accept the bilo with two hands and down it. Clap 3 more times and explain BULA once more! You will feel your lips and tounge go numb almost instantly and slowly but surly your whole body will very relaxed, free of stress and at a sense of peace! With a few more"high tide" bilos you'll be running on Fiji time in no time!

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