Kava Meditation: 5 Ways Kava Can Enhance Mindfulness

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Meditation has been used for many years to help a person reach a state of calm and relaxation. Meditation connects the mind, body and spirit and allows you to be fully aware of your senses and your body’s needs. As kava gains in popularity, many people are using kava meditation to enhance their meditation practice and practice minfulness.

There are certain factors that contribute to an effective meditation. For example, a quiet space where you can sit comfortably and where there are no distractions. The position in which you sit is also important. It is recommended you sit in an upright position either on the floor or in a chair. If this is not comfortable, however, you can lie down or find a position that is right for you.

Science has been able to prove there are benefits of meditation. It has been shown to help people reduce the tension they feel related to life stressors. Meditation also reportedly improves mood and thinking.

There are many types of meditation including: concentration meditation, walking meditation, mindfulness, Tai Chi, Qigong, and transcendental.

Meditation helps connect the brain and the body to improve health.  Reduced blood pressure, pain relief and other physical symptoms can be addressed using meditation.

To get the most out of your meditation, some people drink kava tea before they begin a session. Kava has a long history of benefits and it can enhance mindfulness and meditation practices. Below are the most common benefits of kava meditation.

Preparing the Body

Meditation goals or intentions include being calm and relaxed. When you can keep your body calm, you can improve your physical health. This is because when you are calm, you are reducing stress in your body. Stress has many negative effects and harms the body and mind.

It has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and negative mental health. Stress releases a hormone called cortisol in your body which is a known cause of weight gain. It makes it hard for you to lose weight, even when you are actively trying.

Stress can lead to depression and anxiety and negative attitudes. It can start to feel like a vicious cycle and one ailment leads to another.

To prevent this type of stress on the mind and body, you can practice meditation. One way to ensure you are calm while meditating is to engage in kava meditation by enjoying kava before your practice.

Kava has been known to provide relaxation for centuries to those who consume it. What makes kava so great is that you become relaxed, but not lethargic. Your body is calm but you still have enough energy and motivation to have a great meditation.

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Eases Tension

Muscles can store tension. Tension in the body can make nerves more sensitive and can prevent nutrients from feeding the body.

The whole point of meditation is to ease all tension and relax your muscles. During meditation, depending on how deep you transcend, your body will begin regenerating itself. Blood circulates through your body and provides it with a good supply of oxygen.

Tension can cause physical aches and pains. But with meditation, you can feel these aches and pains slip away as your body relaxes. Kava meditation helps your body slip into deeper relaxation, allowing you to meditate successfully.

Drinking kava tea before you meditate can assist and speed up the process of easing tension in the body. For about three thousand years, people have been drinking kava to help them with physical and emotional tension.

Positive Mood

Kava is known to give you an overall feeling of good will. It makes you feel happy and takes away any negative emotions. Therefore, kava is used consistently before major events like weddings and negotiations.

A positive mood can improve how your body functions. It can reduce tension and the negative effects of stress. It improves memory functions in your brain.

Mindfulness meditation can help you focus on eliminating negative thoughts from your mind so you can reach a positive state of mind. It can help improve brain function and has been shown to control mood swings. By mixing mindfulness with kava meditation, you will be able to have a very positive experience. One that is relaxing and repairing your mind.

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Clear and Focused Mind

Concentration meditation is associated with being able to clear the mind and get it ready for meditation. Heart centered meditation is also used to clear the mind and help you focus on the energy center of the body, the heart region.

One of kava tea’s top qualities is the fact that it allows you to be calm but with mental clarity. It gives you a sense of being completely aware of your body, your surroundings and your thoughts. Some claim to feel hyper-aware, the most aware they have ever felt, when drinking kava.

Mixing kava and meditation is a terrific way to stay focused on your physical and mental states of being. You will be able to distinguish between outside distractions and push them aside, allowing your body to repair itself.

The more you can do this, the better.

Can Be Taken Regularly

Meditation is an activity that needs to be done at least once a day. Just five to ten minutes a day for beginners can make positive changes in the body. The key is to build up how long you meditate over time.

If you can only meditate for one minute to start, that is okay. Take that minute to clear your mind of the day’s thoughts and the noise taking place in your mind. Then slowly add a minute the next time you meditate.

Kava meditation may help lengthen the time you meditate because it allows you to feel focused, relaxed, and at peace.

Fortunately, kava can be consumed every day without a fear of addiction or negative impact on the brain or the body. The mental clarity and alertness you get from drinking kava can make meditating easier for you.

Today, kava is consumed daily by both the Pacific Islanders and people around the world. There are even kava bars being established so you do not have to even worry about mixing the tea yourself.

All you must do is enjoy the tea and combine its effects with your meditation practices. You will find the benefits to be rewarding.

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