In the West, many people practice such relaxation techniques as yoga, meditation. But in Asia, people also have their own ways to practice relaxation. One of which is by a ceremonial of preparing and drinking tea.
A tea ceremony practiced in China, Japan and Taiwan, a tradition from over 3,000 years ago. In they culture, tea ceremony is considered as a experience of mindfulness and a focus on the now, moment of inner peace.
You can practice tea meditation every morning as soon as you wake up. It not only beautiful practice, but it acts as the perfect complement to sitting meditation, which can be difficult to do when first waking up early in the morning.
The caffeine in the green tea helps wake up and brings you a greater sense of peace and gratitude.
It’s for this reason that it’s quickly become one of the most favorite forms of meditation for many people.
The Japanese tea ceremony, or “chanoyu”, it is a form of Zen meditation.
The Japanese tea ceremony summed up by the Zen phrase “ichi-go ichi-e“, which means “one time, one meeting“. The phrase remind us of the beauty and uniqueness of the present moment and that life is transient and ever-changing.
They aware that this moment is totally and completely unique, and will never come again as it is right now, you drink your tea with complete awareness and appreciation of the moment.
It’s not just about being fully awake in the moment, it’s also about living the moment with an open heart.
Tea meditation is a perfect example of that fact that you can experience magic in even the most ordinary activities of your everyday life.
Whether you’re drinking tea alone or with a friend or loved one, be fully awake for the drinking of the tea and open your heart to the world around you.
Learn how to do this and any everyday activity can be transforming.