Loose Leaf Tea for Yoga
This year, we were invited to participate in the Hanuman Yoga Festival taking place right here in Boulder this Friday through Sunday, June 17-19. The timing of the festival was perfect for the launch of two tea collections we’d just put together, the Yin Yoga Herbals and Pranayama Yoga Teas. As a loose leaf tea company, we’re often approached by yoga practitioners on advice as to which teas are best for different yoga practices. Since we have some practicing yogis in-house right here at The Tea Spot, we decided to dedicate ourselves to some work on the subject and put together some selections specifically for our fellow yogis. So if you’re in town this weekend, please come by the Chill Tent at the Hanuman Yoga Festival, say hi, and get a sample of tea!
Like yoga, tea invites most all of your senses – from the visual, flavor-sensing and aromatic, to the meditative and physical. Many people enjoy tea as a post-yoga refreshment for its hydration and soothing properties, to help seal their practice, and as a buffer between their yoga space and the return to life’s everyday stresses. Tea is also a wonderful way to help ease you into the right energy level before your practice. Whether it’s to bring your focus to the right place, or replenish your fluids after practice, sipping a fresh loose leaf tea will make your tea experience most flavorful, aromatherapeutic, healing and nurturing.
Understanding which loose leaf tea brings benefit to your different activities and energy level needs throughout the day can help bring you to an increased level of wellness and fitness. Tea and herbals have been shown to be beneficial for centuries and for many different cultures from East to West, and part of the daily regimen for many yogis. A warm cup of tea brings purification and focus. Even if you’re a long time yoga practitioner, there may be something new you can discover in a cup of tea and your yoga practice through a deeper understanding of different teas’ health benefits.
The Chill Tent will be open Friday – Sunday, on the Boulder High Lawn, as part of the Hanuman Yoga Festival. We’ll be there from 9 AM – 7 PM Friday and Saturday, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Sunday.