If you’re like most people, you carry a lot of weight on your shoulders. And you might be wondering:
How do I get rid of all that negative energy?
As you know, we at Herbaly emphasize a holistic approach to life. Any part of you that’s unwell is going to cause your entire being to suffer. You can’t just put Band-Aids over the individual problems and expect them to go away.
Preferably, you’ll want to reach a state where nothing is too hard to tackle or too heavy to carry.
And if you’ve been following our posts, you’d know that a healthy routine is the best way to get there. You can achieve peace of mind through a pair of simple things: tea and meditation.
The Calming Effect of Tea
”Enjoy simple things with total intensity. Just a cup of tea can be a deep meditation.” – Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh (the late Indian mystic and guru)
The people of Asia have long considered tea an important dao (way or path in translation) of existence. More than a beverage, tea is the essence of life.
Today, many people the world over consider tea an integral part of their meditative experience. The more attention you give it, the more you’re going to realize the power held.
The beneficial compounds found in herbal tea can relax and clear up your mind. Even before then, the warmth of the cup and the smell captivate you in the moment. The taste goes on to capture your senses.
This rewarding experience makes it easy to add a cup of herbal tea to your daily routine. You’ll enjoy drinking it, and your mind and body stand to benefit.
Introducing Tea Meditation
At the mention of meditation, people imagine somebody sitting still with the eyes closed. But there’s actually more than one type of meditation.
Tea meditation, for example, is a type of moving meditation.
You achieve mental clarity as you carry out dynamic activities. For instance, yoga is another type of moving meditation.
This form of mindfulness practice is perfect for those who have trouble sitting still and concentrating. You can also use it to ease yourself into sitting meditation.
Tea meditation involves preparation and consummation.
It starts whenever you decide to make a cup of tea. As you go about it, your mind enters a safe space.
You’re taking the first steps toward the calm and meditative period to come.
How to Execute a Successful Tea Meditation?
The goal of tea meditation is to clear your thoughts. If you’re unable to take your mind off what’s troubling you as you make the tea, it might all turn out to be for naught. So, take a deep breath and proceed as follows.
1. Pick Out Your Favorite Herbal Tea
Sometimes the anticipation is enough to fill you with bliss. Select an herbal tea based on the taste, fragrance, and composition that you prefer for that day.
You might not have to look any further than the Herbalycollection of teas. You’ll find an amalgam of herbs that lift your spirit and improve your health when used in the long term.
2. Boil Water
Focus on the sound of the water whether you’re using a kettle or anything else to bring water to a boil. Think about your breath as you sit next to the apparatus. Can you notice the steam? Inhale deeply.
3. Pour the Water
Put the tea bag (or leaves) in a mug and add the hot water. You wouldn’t want to miss how the color changes. Everything transforms and you’re at the heart of it. Do you notice the changing odor?
4. Take Your Time
Don’t rush. As you wait for the tea to get cool enough to drink, take deep breaths and embrace the smell. Give thanks to the tea in front of you. Be grateful to yourself for having taken the time to prepare the beverage.
Allow your senses to immerse in the tea. Smell, taste, and feel the tea moving in your mouth and body as you sip and swallow. The universe is great for providing this moment and space where you can be free of trouble.
6. Repeat It Every Day
To make it a habit, you’re going to have to repeat this over and over again.
And why not? You get to dedicate 5 to 10 minutes every day to feeling better and calmer.
If you so choose – and that’s highly recommended – you can incorporate other healthy activities into your routine over time. It all starts with a bag of lovely herbal tea.