In my opinion, drinking tea for relaxation should be a daily part of life for every person on Earth. Although tea is known for its amazing health qualities, the relaxation benefits are just as powerful!
Unfortunately, stress has become a major part of modern-day life. The majority of people don’t even understand the meaning of relaxation anymore.
Your body was meant to relax periodically, but as time goes on more and more people are pushing their bodies to the limits – therefore decreasing their life expectancy.
Stress is a major cause of things such as obesity, heart problems, strokes, high blood pressure, and dozens of other health issues. What most people don’t understand is that these problems can easily be eliminated!
In other pages I talk about how tea drinkers have a higher life expectancy than non-tea drinkers. I believe that fact comes from a few different factors.
Of course tea has great health benefits, but it also has a unique ability to calm you down and relax your body.
Although there are dozens of ways to relax your body and mind, drinking a cup of tea is one of my personal favorites. To spend 10 or 15 minutes drinking a cup of tea and physically relaxing your body is one of the best ways to end a long day at work.
Is There A “Relaxation Tea”?
Although any tea you drink is great for relaxing the mind and body, certain ones have characteristics that help the process. For example, out of the major groups of tea I would say green tea or white tea for relaxation is best.
Why? Because they contain very low amounts of caffeine, so it doesn’t affect you very much.
Herbal tea such as Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, St. John’s Wort, Lemon Balm, and Kava Kava is great for relieving stress and anxiety. Something such as Valerian is a great stress reducer as well as an herb that will help insomniacs.
How Tea Relaxes You
Physical relaxation comes from tea in 2 ways. First involves the way in which certain chemicals in tea affect the way your brain tells your muscles to relax. I won’t get into the chemistry of it because it gets pretty complicated.
The second is more of a metaphysical way in which it reacts to your body. This varies from person to person. Tea has been drunk for thousands of years and is the national drink for many countries. Some of these countries believe tea has a mystical power over the body and creates a type of energy which runs through and relaxes your body.
As you can see, drinking tea for relaxation is nothing new – it’s been around for centuries!
If you are a person who meditates and/or believes in things such as energy fields in your body that you can control through Qi-Qong or other methods, the second way might be of particular interest to you. If not, you’re still getting relaxes because of the chemical process that occurs in your brain.