Namastea – Tea And Yoga Practice Pairings

By Janine Walker

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Higgins & Burke Naturals™ Tea is all about living naturally – one sip at a time. What could be better than pairing tea with yoga!

1. Black Tea & Active Practice

Perfect for energetic practices like Ashtanga and Vinyasa.

The caffeine in black tea blends improves energy, making it ideal for more athletic poses. Ashtanga is a more physically intense practice that uses breath and movement to heat the body. It is an ideal practice for core strength and body toning. Vinyasa, also known as flow yoga, is a smooth synchronization of movement and breath that resembles a danceWhen coordinated with breathing, these movements can build internal heat and detoxify muscles and organs.

2. Green Tea & Meditative Practice

Perfect for slower practices like Hatha and Kundalini.

Getting into a calm and meditative mindset is the key to a successful and rewarding Hatha and Kundalini experience. Hatha helps bring peace and relaxation to the mind and body, and can often lead to meditation. Kundalini is a blend of physical and mental relaxation. It is a combination of movement, sound, breathing and meditation. To prepare your mind for these self-reflecting poses, green teas are great because they help increase cognitive function, focus and attention.

3. Mint Tea & Hot Yoga

Perfect for heated-room yoga practices.

Hot yoga is a new take on the traditional hatha yoga and features a variety of poses that strengthen the body’s muscles and relax the mind. For this yoga practice, a temperature of 95-105 degrees is ideal. This level of heat promotes flexibility, prevents injury as well as detoxifies muscles and organs. Mint tea helps by activating our cells’ temperature-sensitive receptors, which creates a cooling sensation and helps you endure the heat for a longer period of time.

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