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By Zane Yoshida

One of the places where Taki Mai kava shots and other supplements can be enjoyed is in yoga studios around the world.

Kava and yoga seem to belong together and, though they originate from different parts of the world, both have relaxation and stress-relief benefits that work excellently in tandem.

What is yoga?

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India. There are many different varieties or “schools” of yoga (such as Kundalini Yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga) but most focus on achieving moksha (liberation). It is a very disciplined practice that has clear goals, though these vary from school to school. Generally its techniques teach control of the body and the mind, and relaxation.

When practicing yoga, many people speak of clarity of mind, purity of thought and relaxation of the body. The exact origins of yoga are not known but are speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions. They are known to have already developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE.

Given the above, it is perhaps easy to understand why the ancient tradition of yoga sits alongside the ancient tradition of kava drinking, despite originating on other sides of the world.

Kava and yoga – a modern-day marriage?

Life seems to get more stressful. With all the technology around and the “always on” environments we live in, there seems to be fewer and fewer opportunities to unplug, wind down, and take things easy.

Kava and yoga provide two ways to do that. Perhaps that’s why we are seeing more kava bars and yoga studios set up in the US and elsewhere.

It’s becoming more common to see yoga schools set up that provide a more complete relaxation experience for their clients. For instance the Mystic Water Kava Bar and Wellness Centre, which has centres in Florida, New York, and California. Then there is the Rooted Kava Bar & Yoga Studio in San Diego California.

Kava and yoga are true partners in relaxation – expect to see more of these happy marriages in locations near you soon.

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