Tea meditation is a simple practice of slowing down and being in the present moment. By learning how to relax and savour a cup of tea, a simple tea break can become a short mindful retreat. Serving yourself tea is a practice of self-care that signals to your brain that you are essential, worthy and important. By following the steps below you can establish your own tea meditation and sound healing routine to bring peace, health and happiness into your life.
Prepare your tea carefully and sit in a quiet place, undisturbed and free from any distractions or devices, allowing yourself the time and space to slow down.
Engage the senses
Watch the tea leaves soak in the water and unfurl. Take a sip of your tea, swirl the tea around your mouth, and taste it. Identify the flavours and aromas. Notice the warmth of the cup in your hands, chest and stomach. Feel the subtle energy from the tea passing through your body.
Breathe deeply and close your eyes as you inhale. Be present in the moment as you let your thoughts arise and pass by like clouds. There is nowhere else you need to be.
Let go of any preconceived ideas of yourself. Release any opinions of who you think you should be, who you think you are, or how you think others see you.
Reflect on you as you are right now. No judgments.
Think about what gives your life meaning. Think about the cup of tea you are drinking. Think about how the tea benefits you.
Choose a time of day that works for you. You can meditate as long as you like. It's best to maintain a daily tea meditation routine at the same time each day so that it becomes a healthy habit. This practice will help you when your stress boils over. It will help train your mind to stay focused on the present moment.
Enhance with sound
To further enhance your tea meditation, try practicing whilst listening to any of our sound healing or natural sound escape audios for additional calm, clarity and connection.