I had a serious breakthrough yesterday in yoga. It was like true magic. I have suffered from some intense neck and shoulder pain/tension that I have not been able to solve. Well, after a week straight of dedicating myself to daily yoga practice that flows from my heart instead of a video or class; my tension has been unravelling. I saw a yogstagram friend post a forward bend variation with eagle arms yesterday and I just had to try it. WELL GUYS it released tension from my neck and shoulders that I’ve been attempting to manage for years.

Obviously I’m stoked and feel amazing, but with these breakthroughs come lactic acids that have released and usually some overwhelming emotional feelings. After I felt all of this tension melt away I turned to my herbs for some ease in the transition for my mind and body. This blend is the most delightful post yoga tea that can be used for anyone battling muscle or joint tension and just to help you relax after a long day.


Simply Mix Together:

  • 1 tsp dried Lavender
  • 1 tsp dried Kava Root
  • 1/2 tsp dried Dandelion Root

Directions: Mix these herbs together in your tea ball and pour 6-8 ounces of boiling water over the tea ball into your favorite mug. Let the tea steep for about 10 minutes, if you’re not a fan of lavender then be cautious not to steep too long. While the tea is steeping really let the aromas sit with you and carry all of your tension away. Light and floral flavors are mixed with sweet, earthy notes to create an absolutely delicious cup of tea. While smelling, sensing and drinking let this mantra sit with you: Relax.

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  1. I’d been underestimating dandelion root as a relaxation herb. I often use it for grounding and cleansing work not so much relaxation. I just so happened to add it to a blend today and it worked so well to soothe me and it didn’t click till I saw this post.

    1. Thank you for your comment. You know, I added it to this blend to specifically work any buildup through my body that was released with the tension during yoga. But perhaps there is something to that connection, maybe the dandelion provides relief to our liver, kidney etc. which allows our bodies to stop working on that and lets our adrenal system calm down. This is all just me making logical assumptions 😀 Thanks again for sparking this thought!

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