How to balance your hormones with a tea ceremony.
This post is sponsored by pukka.
Tea time for me means relaxation and taking a break from my busy days. It helps me to unwind mentally, but physically as well. As you know I have been struggling with hormonal imbalance for a while. A lot of women these days suffer from hormonal issues, but that does not mean we all have to take toxic pills now to heal our bodies. I love to go a more natural route.
Drinking tea with ingredients that sooth my inner imbalance is my way to find inner peace. Celebrating the calming effects of tea by hosting a spiritual tea ceremony just for yourself, can increase the positive effects on our bodies even further.
With a bit of awareness, presence and by simply slowing down long enough to truly enjoy it, a cup of tea can do wonders.
Make time for your tea ceremony
Presence and consciously taking time out of our busy days is very important to healing and recovery. It is also important to enjoy some peace alone with no other people needing attention. That is why i would recommend to have this tea ceremony in sacred alone time. not being distracted by anyone else and focusing on your own energy is a simple and powerful way to raise your vibration and find inner peace. presence is one of the easiest spiritual practices to incorporate into your life. try it out with these instructions to complete your own little ceremony.
Getting cozy - Make sure you are in a comfortable environment. Clean your surroundings, by typing up or even cleansing the room with sage. Get some pillows and blankets to create a soft spot to unwind in. Alternatively you could go outside into your garden or on your balcony. being outside, connecting with mother earth has a grounding and very comforting effect on the spirit.
Intentions - Begin your Ceremony by setting an intention. view the time you’re taking to drink your cup as a special time - just for you. Brew your tea and as you allow it to steep, consciously bring your attention into the present moment.
Check in with yourself. notice what you observe. Whatever stressful thoughts you may have, let them go for the moment. The ceremony is your time of peace and you should not have to worry about anything during these minutes. check in with your feelings and emotions. How are you doing today? what does your mind say, what does your heart say, how does your body feel?
Tune into yourself, try to accept all sensations and turn them into love. Let go of grief from the past, let go or worries about the future, let go of any imbalancing stress. Focus on the gratefulness for the present. Focus of the happiness about this moment with yourself and your cup of tea.
Energy work - If you have never done any energy cleansing before, this may feel a little strange at first. But it is a very liberating experience. Start to carefully rotate your mug in all four cardinal directions. This acts as a symbolism to opening within yourself and to the world. As you take your first sip of tea, really be present in the moment. Focus on the warmth, taste the flavor, smell the aroma and say „Thank you“ out loud. Feel the warmth of the mug on your hands. Really slow down the process of drinking the tea. Imagine as if it was the first time ever you experienced a hot cup of tea in your life. Smile at yourself. Feel the energy levels of your body rising. Accept the inner heat building up.
Music and journaling - I like to end my ceremonies with a creative part. Pick a creative outlet that works for you. That might be playing an instrument, journaling or painting. Whatever it is you like best. At this point your body and soul are filled with calm and revitalized energy. You can channel that special energy in a creative outlet of your choice.
A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
I used the new PUKKA Peace Tea for my latest Practice. It is made from organic Hemp, green mint, Camomile, Ashwagandha and Lavendar.
Hemp is the main ingredient of the peace tea and a magical one indeed. It can help relax the system and is traditionally attributed with an antioxidant effect, that may help improve the health of the heart, skin, and joints.
Green mint is also packed with Antioxidants. It is said to help protect against damage caused by free radicals, which are harmful molecules that can lead to oxidative stress. Studies in women have shown that it can decrease male hormones like testosterone while increasing female hormones necessary for ovulation. Camomile balances cortisol levels and reduces inflammation, calming the whole body. ashwagandha is considered a Rasayana in Ayurvedic medicine. That means it's an herb that can help to maintain youth, both mentally and physically. And lavender is known for its general relaxing properties.
Hormonal imbalance and insomnia
When your hormones are out of balance, it can sometimes also disrupt your sleep. Herbs can help with that as well.
Herbs can either be consumed as a tea, you can cook with them or you could also take them as a supplement. Pukka Night Time is a blend of seven naturally relaxing herbs, including valerian, ashwagandha & nutmeg - a completely natural, organic and fairly sourced mixture. You can Take 2 capsules on a daily basis with water or Pukka Night Time tea 1 hour before bedtime. If necessary, you can also take 2 more capsules just before going to bed or if you tend to wake up at night. Consciously making time to care for your body in that way before bed, creating soothing rituals can benefit your sleep quality so much.
I love the way that Pukka values ancient knowledge about healing herbs and uses that knowledge to create modern, convenient products for every day use.
did you know that the name 'pukka' is rooted in an Indian word meaning 'authentic', 'authentic' and 'best quality'. and the name really resembles the company. Pukka is creating organic and pure products without hurting the planet, treating everyone involved in the making fairly and always insuring a high quality. This is also officially guaranteed by the membership of social, environmental and corporate initiatives such as “Fair Wild”, “1 percent for the planet “or “Be Corp”. Do you use the power or herbs yet?