The Rise of Yoga & Tea
Photo By: Michelle Jean
In the last decade, the number of Yoga practitioners and Tea enthusiasts has grown tremendously. In 2012, 20 million people in the United States practiced yoga. Today, the number of yoga practitioners is estimated to be over 36 million, an increase of 16 million people. Similarly, tea has grown 20% since the turn of the millennium, and it is becoming the preferred drink amongst millennials. The increase may be attributed to the many health benefits associated with Yoga and Tea, and people are just now starting to discover the benefits.
In fact, practicing yoga enhances your mental and physical health. For example, it improves blood circulation, creates mental clarity and reduces stress. Moreover, people have started to practice yoga to strengthen their focus and concentration through meditation while connecting with their inner-self. In other words, they are increasing the feelings of well-being and self-image.
In the 1960’s, Yogi Bhajan, who introduced Kundalini Yoga, would serve tea to his students. This was to help “digest” yoga by bringing your mind back to reality and prepare you for the outer world. The tradition is still practiced today by many Kundalini yoga instructors. In the Ayurveda medicine, people are often given different types of tea to help create the mood before practice. Ashwagandha tea is one of the most used herbal teas in Ayurvedic Medicine to relax the mind and body.
Therefore, try drinking our tea before you begin your yoga class. You will feel and be more relaxed, focused and concentrated than ever because of the benefits of Yoga and Tea.