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YOGA AND TEA THERAPY

Yoga and tea

“Drinking tea is as sacred as doing yoga. Sleeping silently, relaxed, is as sacred as prayer. Looking at a tree, talking to a friend, walking early in the morning, working in the factory or in the office, is as holy as anything else. This is the understanding that is needed for Tao to happen.”

-Osho

Both yoga practice and practice of drinking tea dates back to thousands of years and been known for their healing benefits including mental and health.

Yoga has been known to heal mind and body to those who practice it. Similarly practice of drinking tea has been known to hydrate the body and relax the mind.

Best teas for yoga practice

Noted in ancient Chinese text in medical practices, tea had many accepting healing qualities including aiding digestion, increasing mental focus, dispelling heat and dampness, dispelling toxins and maintaining a healthy balance in the body.

So let’s learn how drinking tea can enhance your Yoga practice and which tea you should drink for richer experience.   

Why to drink tea after yoga?

“Tea is 99 percent water and assist with hydration.”

Yoga tea

Along with hydrating your body, it also has many important health benefits. White, oolong, green, and black tea all are made from the Camellia Sinensis plant and are naturally caffeinated. Unlike coffee that gives you immediate jolt of energy, these teas provide a slower release of energy along with a soothing and relaxing effect.

Besides soothing and relaxing properties, a post yoga cup of tea is all about “union”. Literally, it means “union.” Union means it brings you to the ultimate reality, being part of that energy and keep that energy too.

So after your Yoga session, opt for some wholesome tea to help you digest your hard work, bring you to reality, restore your body and transition smoothly into the rest of your day.

Which tea is best for maximum benefits?

So, now that you know why you should drink tea after yoga. It’s time to make it work for your practice.

Best teas to drink after Yoga

Yoga Type: Ashthanga or power Yoga

TeasBlack teas, Yerba Mate, Oolong Tea, Ginseng Tea, Mint Tea, Gunpowder green Tea.

Yoga type: Hot Yoga (you would like to try something cooling and hydrating.)

Teas: Japanese Premium Sencha,  Jasmine green teaRooibos, Chamomile Tea, Hibiscus Tea, Liquorice tea.

Hibiscus Tea

Yoga Type: Restorative or gentle yoga (You want to feel calmer, less stressed)

TeasMint Tea, Chamomile tea, Green tea, liquorice tea.

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