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By Zane Yoshida

Five Great Times To Enjoy Kava

When do you enjoy kava the most?

After a long day’s work in the comfort of your own home, alone with your thoughts? Or out in a kava bar surrounded by friends, family, or work colleagues, chatting about the events of the day and all the latest news?

Kava has become very versatile. No longer is lengthy preparation necessary. It’s available in shot, capsule, or powder form, so it can be taken anywhere you go, enjoyed in many different places, and at many different times.

Below are five times to enjoy kava, but we’re sure you can think of a few more…

Before studying

Kava relaxes you without affecting mental clarity. You can take it before a bout of studying, or while revising for exams, to relax you and soothe the mind, so that it can take more in. It may also calm your nerves before an exam, if you suffer from pre-exam stress.

After a workout

Aching muscles after a long workout or a big game? Kava is known to aid muscle recovery, and is used by people after exercise and even by some elite sportsmen after a game. Try it and see if it helps relieve your tight muscles.

Before flying

Many people are affected by flight-anxiety. Try taking kava before a flight, shortly after arriving at the airport, so that it calms your nerves and prepares you for the journey ahead. You should enjoy your flight – not be stressed by it!

Before yoga or massage

With their ability to provide mental and physical relief from tension, taking kava supplements before a massage or a yoga session is a great way to unwind and prepare you. Whether you have a weekly yoga class or an occasional massage at your local spa, kava shots or capsules tuck nicely into your bag.

Before bed

Kava will not make you immediately drowsy, but it is known to help with getting off to sleep and providing deeper sleep for people who take it an hour or two before bedtime. Unlike some sleeping pills, it does not make you feel drowsy the following day, so it’s a good natural alternative.

When else do you take kava? We’d be interested to know. Leave a comment…

By Zane Yoshida

The 7 Best Places To Enjoy Kava

It’s a long way from the kava nurseries of Fiji to the health stores or supermarkets where you buy your kava from.

But kava is a good traveller. Above you see a Taki Mai kava shot at the Rugby 7s in Hong Kong. Kava can be enjoyed in many different locations, and below are seven places to enjoy kava in shot, capsule, or instant powder form…

In the locker room

Kava is an effective supplement for aiding muscle recovery. Rugby is a popular sport on the Pacific islands and many professional players enjoy kava to help their muscles regain strength and relieve tightness after a game; but anyone who exercises regularly will benefit from kava.

At the airport

Kava is a known stress and anxiety reliever; it acts as a natural tranquilizer, steadying nerves and inducing a feeling of well-being. This makes it ideal to take as a natural supplement to calm pre-flight or in-flight nerves.

At an event, conference, or meeting

Need to make a presentation? Or a speech? Fear of public speaking strikes many people, with nerves affecting performance. You can take kava to help ease nerves without disturbing mental clarity, so it’s ideal to take before a big meeting or presentation.

At the spa

Kava’s relaxation benefits are perfect for ‘getting in the mood’ for a spa treatment like a massage, or even for practicing yoga. It will help to relax the muscles and soothe the mind, ready for pampering yourself a little.

At the beach

What else could be more relaxing than lazing in the sun at the beach? The classic picture of enjoying kava in a hammock is well chosen; kava is associated with rest, relaxation, and getting you in the mood to take a well-deserved nap.

At home

Whether you like to take kava with family and guests, as a sleep-inducer before you go to bed, or just to wind down after a long day’s work, keeping a supply of kava in the most relaxing place of all – home – is a must for many Pacific islanders.

At any social gathering

On Fiji and many of the other Pacific islands, wherever you find a social gathering, you will also find the kava bowl. Kava is never enjoyed more than in the company of friends and loved ones.

Do you take somewhere else? The above places are just a few suggestions – but, with shots, capsules and powder available, you can enjoy kava almost anywhere on the planet.  Let us know in the comments section below…

Five Great Times To Enjoy Kava
The 7 Best Places To Enjoy Kava