The benefits of meditation on the physical, emotional & spiritual body are numerous! With a habitual practice many folks see improvement in focus, mental alertness, and easing of stress & anxiety which, naturally, puts less pressure on our nervous system and adrenals to cope.
In this #herbalwisdomwednesday, we would love to share just a few herbs that you may find improve and/or enhance your mindful meditation practice!
1. Third-Eye & Crown Chakra: Opening awareness, enhancing intuition and balancing the energetic being. Consider incorporating these wonderful herbs: Holy (Tulsi) Basil, Gotu kola, Mugwort, Spearmint, Nettle, Lavender and Rosemary.
2. Heart-centered meditation: If you are working with the heart chakra or utilizing the Loving Kindness or Metta meditation you might consider a tea with one or more of the following herbs: Rose petals, Hawthorn, Linden, Cacao.
3. Grounding meditation: You may want to try this root chakra - emphasizing type of practice to feel more connected to this physical plane, more stable, energized and able to connect with others. Think of rooty herbs like Ashwagandha, Ginger, Shatavari, Beet root, Cinnamon, Cloves as well as those perennial favorites Rosemary & Lavender.
4. General relaxation meditation: If general relaxation is your meditation goal, we love our helpful nervous system nourishing herbs like Lemon Balm, Passionflower, Skullcap and of course dear Chamomile. Those wanting deeper relaxation might want to explore somewhat more sedative herbs like Kava kava, Hops, Valerian or Blue Vervain.
We think the act of making tea can be a wonderfully meditative act on it's own, too!
You can find all of our herbs here.
And if you want some pre-blended teas, have a look around our herbal tea section.
**Note: Please always use common sense & caution when using herbs & teas as not all herbs work well for everyone. We are always available if you have any questions about specific herbs or blends or consult with your health-care practitioner.