Continuing my series of blogs highlighting non-traditional meditations, let's look at a tea meditation.
Tea is a drink that has been enjoyed in various forms since as early as 3rd century AD in China, however most of us mindlessly make and drink it.
We have lost the ritual and the sacredness of enjoying a perfect cup of tea from start to finish.
I know that I am bad for making a cup and then walking away, relying on my family to jump when the timer goes off ... yes I set a timer when I brew a cup of tea lol ... or reheating a cup over and over because I have gotten distracted with another task and waked away from a cup completely.
All is not lost though ... what if we brought back the ritual, the mindfulness, the sacredness of a beautiful cup of tea ... what if we tried a tea meditation, even if it is only with one cup a day? What if we slowed down and enjoyed the process from start to finish, from a meditative sense?
What could it hurt to try?
What could you gain?
Relaxation, improved coping ability, less stress, better emotional health ... self-awareness, kindness, compassion, empathy ... improved anxiety, depression, sleep, help calming runaway thoughts ... and so much more!
Let's give it a try ...
Brien-anne RMT, CA
I am passionate not only about Massage Therapy & Aromatherapy, but also living a holistic lifestyle and empowering & inspiring others to do the same!