“This sacred space has given people the freedom to be able to say things, I think, they desperately want to say, but have nowhere else to say them.”
With around 150 teas available and staff on hand to help customers shift through the offerings, the East Village tea shop provides a chance to make a conscious decision to slow down and savor the moment.
The first glimpse of light rose above the clouds in a dark pink hue. My eyes watered from the wind, from the cold, from the adjustment to the new light — from the sheer awe of it all. There I was at the highest point in Africa, in the midst of a dream turned reality.
Downtown Des Moines’ Gong Fu tea shop stocks its shelves with around 150 teas sourced from around the world. Here are five stand-out offerings, each filled with complex goodness that will conjure memories of cozy holidays and Seinfeld episodes past.
I’ve visited 13 countries in the past year and enjoyed countless cups of coffee and tea while working on my first feature documentary The Connected Cup. From Ethiopia to Iowa City, here are 10 of my favorite coffee shops.
In 1969, Yogi Bhajan began offering his students a blend of spices brewed into a tea after class. This tea included five spices traditional to Ayurvedic medicine: cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and black pepper. The students lovingly nicknamed the tea “yogi tea” and continues to be a staple of Kundalini yoga practices today.
I scheduled classes, I canceled most of them and I carried through in being a bad vegan. What I hadn’t been doing during this challenge was remembering that yoga is so much more than showing up on your mat. While that’s an important step, it’s likewise important to remember the tenets of yoga.
Particular poses, when done carefully, can aid back pain sufferers and help prevent problems in the long run. If you’re embarking on the uphill climb toward recovery, here’s a few reasons why you might plan on starting a morning Sun Salutation (and how it may help you wake up pain-free).
In the season of potlucks and holiday parties, you can only eat so many sugar cookies and potato casseroles before you start to feel blah. Try these easy, healthy recipes and spice up your next work or family function — or just keep them for yourself.
The obligations and to-dos of the holiday season can demand your time and energy, leaving you feeling depleted.
In reality, though, you can practice mindfulness anywhere, anytime. A short meditation (even five minutes) can immediately calm your “monkey mind,” center and refresh you, and expand your capacity to navigate the seemingly endless push-and-pull of academic life.