Here's Why Green Tea Is A Great Tool For Spiritual Wellness
If any of you are like me, growing up in the southern states, the only type of tea I knew was sweet tea. In fact, it is still a staple in the south and rendered as THE chosen beverage for most.
Once I became an adult and moved north of my home state of South Carolina, I learned more about herbal tea. I will admit that at first, I did not like the taste because it was not the sweet tea I had grown accustomed to. So, for many years I shied away from drinking it because it was not a preference of mine. Fast forward to 2003, I was reintroduced to herbal tea because my husband drank it so much. Herbal tea was our bonding, consulting, movie-watching, and just about everything drink. So herbal tea became more of an experience than a beverage, which drew me back. I still didn't know many of the health benefits, only that there were some. It wasn't until I became certified as a Holistic Health Coach, that I learned of all the many benefits of herbal tea, specifically green tea.
In fact, Here are a few reasons why Green Tea is so beneficial to the Mind, Body & Spirit;
Green Tea is beneficial for the mind and has been shown to help individuals relax and concentrate more fully on tasks, without the jittery feeling that coffee can bring. Theanine has also been tested in the treatment of schizophrenia with some success in reducing anxiety and other symptoms. Green Tea can improve overall cognition and memory.
Green Tea has high levels of EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a unique plant compound that gets a lot of attention for its potential positive impact on health. It has been proven to help with weight loss, brain and cognitive function, helps to reduce the chance of cancer, and can help to prevent brain and heart disease.)
Green Tea has scientifically been proven to be the most healing tea. Studies have shown that Green Tea has some of the most medicinal properties and assists in the healing and/or prevention of many diseases.
Green tea as a beverage or dietary supplement is promoted for improving mental alertness, relieving digestive symptoms and headaches, and promoting weight loss.
Green Tea for the spirit, Monks often drink green tea before meditating; it's said to calm the spirit. Due to green tea's L-theanine compounds, this makes plenty of sense. L-theanine plays a role in calming anxiety and the production of grounding alpha waves in the brain.
Spiritually, Green Tea also helps us achieve peace of mind and spiritual well-being whilst maintaining mental and physical balance. Drinking tea is a ritual of purification, attention to one's soul, and an opportunity to stop, reflect and start again.
Green Tea for healing, People used green tea in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine to control bleeding and heal wounds, aid digestion, improve heart and mental health, and regulate body temperature. Studies suggest that green tea may have positive effects on weight loss, liver disorders, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and more.
As you can see, Green Tea has many health benefits and there are so many more that I did not mention. Green tea is great to drink any time of year. Now that the winter is upon us, it is especially healing for the soul to sip a cup or two of green tea each day for spiritual wellness benefits of the Mind, Body, & Soul.
One might ask, "Is there a such thing as drinking TOO much Green Tea?" Yes and no... Trust me I know, I personally do not like "yes and no" answers either. However, let me explain.
It is less about drinking too much Green Tea and more about HOW to drink your Green Tea if you drink lots of it. I AM currently studying under a Chinese Medicine Doctor and one of the things that he taught me was this, "Drinking Green Tea is a beautiful tea to drink each day, but we must create balance when drinking it. Green Tea has components that cool the body. So drinking lots of Green Tea actually cools the innergy, which slows the flow of innergy. This can lead to bloating of the belly, slower blood flow, and fogginess of the brain. In order to balance this out, you should combine your green tea with ginger tea, or for every cup of green tea you drink, drink a cup of ginger tea afterward." Ginger tea stimulates thermogenesis which warms the body and this helps with digestion. It is also a diaphoretic, which helps to keep the body warm. Ginger Tea helps to nurture the YANG innergy, which helps to liven the innergy. (Sitting in the Sun helps to balance yang innergy as well, as it is one of the greatest sources of YANG innergy) Green Tea helps to balance the YIN innergy, which is the more calming innergy. When you balance the YIN and YANG innergy through Green and Ginger Tea, you are creating balance and harmony within your innergy field.
Drinking a warm cup of Green Tea at the end of the day symbolizes cleansing your innergy of any impurities and stresses of the day.
If you have not incorporated Green and/or Ginger Tea into your daily nutritional plan, Hopefully, this has given you the motivation and incentive to do so.
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