ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Health»
  • Exercise & Fitness»
  • Yoga

Herbal Drinks That Enhance The Art Of Yoga

Updated on January 8, 2016

The Art Of Yoga

Yoga is an age-old art form that aims to allow us to reach a higher state of mind, and experience health, wellness and inner happiness. The art form has has five major branches, which include Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Bhakti Yoga. By fervently practicing the many tenets o\f yoga, one will be able to live a healthier, more productive and relaxed life.

Yoga's Main Objective - Liberation From Wordly Suffering
Yoga has an array of physical and mental exercises, which allow us to reach our highest potentials, fell better, and become productive and healthy inside and outside. Yoga's major goals are quite varied, however, the main goal is to achieve Moksha, or liberation from the continuing cycle of death and rebirth, as well as freedom from worldly suffering and pain. Once a person is liberated from worldly suffering and reincarnation, he or she enters in to a higher realm of peace and enlightenment.

Yoga's Physical Benefits

Yoga is a centuries-old art form that enhances the mind and body. It offers a plethora of physiological and psychological benefits. Yoga enhances eye-hand coordination, improves autonomic nerve system equilibrium, enhances gastrointestinal and respiratory health, improves endurance, posture, resiliency, improves breathing and joint range of motion, and enhances th e body;s endocrine functions. Yoga also is effective when it comes to losing or controlling weight, and also improves sleep, as well as enhance the integrated functioning of all major body parts.

Lemon Balm Herb

Herbal Drinks That Enhance Yoga

A number of refreshing and healthy drinks and juices help to complement the practice of yoga. Among the most popular and rejuvenating teas and juices includes lemon balm tea. Lemon balm tea is a very healthy and refreshing drink, that's really better than coffee or other conventional teas. Lemon balm tea offers a relaxing and refreshing feel, that's perfect for soothing the nerves and uplifting the spirit. Lemon balm tea also increases energy levels, and helps the individual cope with the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

- Catnip Tea
Catnip tea is a popular herbal remedy for treating respiratory ailments. It can be taken hot, which helps to enhance perspiration and effectively bring down fever and flu. Catnip is also a potent decongestant, and is great for treating asthma, bronchitis, as well as chicken pox and measles. For centuries, catnip has been used to provide a relaxing and calming effect on the senses, as well as help the individual open up a channel for spiritual meditation and reflection.

Types of Tea : About Black Tea Leaves

- Black Tea

Black tea has a darker tone, and is derived from tea leaves that are withered, rolled and fermented or fired. Black tea  is famous for preserving its flavor for years, and it also blends well with different types  of herbs, to create a unique and refreshing taste. Black tea offers a wide array of health benefits, which include lowering blood pressure levels and opening up clogged arteries. Black tea also has high levels of antioxidants.  

- Honey Bush Tea
Honey bush tea is predominant in the wild and mountainous regions of South Africa. Its bushes are easily recognized, because they have a deep-yellow outer color, and give off that sweet, honey-like scent. Honey bush tea is famous for providing a mixture of nutrients, antioxidants and minerals, which includes zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium, manganese and iron. Honey bush tea also helps treat ailments such as osteoporosis, prostate cancer, uterine cancer and breast cancer. It also possesses antiviral and antifungal components, and helps lower bad cholesterol and wards off free radicals.

Types of Tea : What is Rooibos Tea?

- Rooibos Tea

Famous in Afrikaner communities in South Africa, rooibos tea is quite comparable to green tea,  because it contains almost equal amounts of polyphenols, flavonoids, and other anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has a healthy mixture of minerals like potassium, zinc, manganese, sodium and iron. It helps restore the body's equilibrium after a stressful day, or after heavy physical activity. Rooibos tea also aids in reducing tension and depression, because its a relaxing sedative. The tea doesn't contain caffeine and oxalic acid, making it safe to use by kidney stone sufferers. It truly helps reduce stress and efficiently rejuvenates the senses.    

- Chamomile Tea and Kava Kava
Kava Kava and Chamomile tea are popular teas today, and are easily available at your nearest grocery shelves or tea shops.  Chamomile is best known for easing frayed and tired nerves. It also helps relax the stomach,  and also helps ease cold symptoms. Kava Kava is popular because it lowers cholesterol levels, and also aids in enhancing better heart health.

Oolong Teas : What Is Oolong Tea?

- Green Barley Juice

green barley juice is a complete, whole food concentrate. It is packed with a wide assortment of nutrients and minerals, which include different phytonutrients, phytochemicals, flavonoids and carotenoids. Green barley juice contains 5 times the amount of iron, seven times the amount of vitamin C, twice as much beta carotene, and around 80 milligrams of vitamin B12, as well as 11 times more calcium than cow's milk. 

- Oolong Tea
Oolong tea has a fragrant and fruity scent and taste. Oolong tea helps lose weight and burn fat, and is also great for enhancing metabolism and digestion levels.  The tea traces its roots to ancient China.  

Yoga is a truly helpful centuries-old practice. It enhances the body's immune system, and also uplifts the person's spirits. With constant practice, you'll soon be able to achieve a balanced state of mind, and also get a better perspective of life, and also improve your body's strength and flexibility. Performing the many exercises of yoga should be much more refreshing if you complement  it by also drinking these healthy teas and juices.

Yoga Books on Amazon


Submit a Comment

  • Williams2212 profile image

    Williams2212 6 years ago from uk

    herbal teas are a natural way to heal the body, the infused plants, leafs and roots can really benefit a person who is open to something new and willing to give all the different herbal teas a go.

    Weston countries are only just beginning to realize the health benefits of drinking these teas, however there are so many interesting types out there it might take a while for them all to appear on the shop shelf's.

  • Supercellbaebe profile image

    Supercellbaebe 6 years ago from LONDON

    I am a bit of a herbal tea fanatic! I have many herbs and I brew up my tea in a teapot with an infuser. The only problem I find is that the teas give me bloating and wind! This unfortunately means I can't drink them as often as I like.

    Do you have any idea why herbal teas would causes painful wind and bloating? You talk so much about their benefits, it just seems like such a shame they also have side effects.


  • profile image

    Jonathan Newman 7 years ago

    Yococo Organic Water ( is a great way for Yoga enthusiasts to hydrate naturally. Coconut water contains 5 essential electrolytes that hydrate the body quicker than water. Be wary of asceptic packaging (ie coconut water in tetra paks). Asceptic packaging heats the water and destroys most of the nutrients. Because of the distinct way Yococo Coconut Water is processed, it retains a high nutrient content.

  • billyaustindillon profile image

    billyaustindillon 7 years ago

    Lots of new teas I wasn't aware of - have drunk Kava but didn't know it was a tea option also.