4 Things That Chai And Yoga Have In Common

Are you wondering what is the correlation between yoga and Chai? 

Yoga is more than just a series of movements; it’s all about creating a union between the mind, body and spirit. For thousands of years, Yoga has been known to heal the mind and body of those who practice it as a way of life. Similarly, the practice of drinking chai dates back to thousands of years and has been known to nourish the body and relax the mind.

  1. Mindfulness

Yoga & Chai both work towards bringing mindful moments to your day to day. 

Yoga helps you to be aware of the breath & body. It leads us to pay attention to our own bodies and guides us on how to feel centered. Each pose brings us closer to the moment and to getting to know our body better.

The chai ceremony can be considered a type of yoga, with it’s slow movements and ritual. There is so much more to chai than just the simple drink.

  1. They both originated from India

As many of you might know, Chai means tea in Hindu and it started in India - just like yoga. Black tea with a mix of aromatic spices has been passed down from generation to generation and now people enjoy it all over the globe. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years and has branched out to many styles today - just like the varied blends of Chai!

  1. Warm the body 

Both yoga & chai bring warmth to our body. Moving on our mat, focusing on the breath, extending the body and holding onto movement - yoga is a great way to increase the circulation in the body. The whole natural spices we use in our Chai - like star anise, ginger, black pepper - are all well-known for heating up organs and therefore activating circulation in our body.  

  1. Health

Yoga keeps your body and mind strong and flexible and Chai is one of the healthiest drinks you can enjoy, assuming of course that it is an all natural blend like Prana Chai. Just feeling the warm cup of your favorite tea in your hands will improve your mood as well!

Both yoga and chai are truly a hug from the inside out, spreading warmth across the entire body and soothing the soul. Enjoying a warm cup of chai is perfect for making a transition between the yoga session and the day ahead.