“Drink your tea slowly and reverently as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves…Live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Already the vernal equinox is behind us, and we have sprung forward into daylight savings time. Spring ephemerals scatter themselves along the landscape, enchanting it and us with their variance of colors and fragrances. It is both officially and obviously a new season.

The days are becoming longer and warmer, but the evenings and early mornings continue to cling to a leftover chill. These lingering cooler temperatures can serve to remind us to go slow and that transitions occur over time. For this, (both the chill and the slowing,) there is no better cure nor companion than a steaming mug of herbal tea.

Consider the following:

Ingredients: a little roughly chopped turmeric root, a little more ginger root, and a spoonful of pure, local honey. As well as the delightful, almost pungent taste of mild spice, these tubers possess an array of healthful properties. Substitute honey for real maple syrup for an earthier, caramel flavor, or add lemon for citrus and zest.

Preparation: Heat a kettle of water and add roots, steeping (and re-steeping) as long as you like (minimum of five minutes), strain liquid into a cup and sweeten to taste. Set aside time and space for its enjoyment and employ as many of your senses as possible as long as it lasts, observing the numerous benefits to both body and mind.


About Beth Keene

"Living yoga" is a philosophy created by my teacher SHIVA REA who teaches people to reconnect themselves to the macrocosm universe through a ceremonial yoga practice that is in harmony with seasons, the natural world as well as where we are in our lives from moment to moment. At beKEENE YOGA we provide Living Yoga Programs tailored specifically to your needs. From a weekly yoga hour to daily yoga sessions complete with beginner friendly classes and creative workshops to keep our students progressing on their individual path Think of us as your own private guide on a journey to a deeply joyful life. We are excited about being your friend along the way!

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