We Did It! We are very proud that you have made it through the 14 Day Finding Your Center Yoga & Pilates Challenge. (We knew you would!)
Over the last 14 days you have been asked to challenge yourself mentally, physically and possibly emotionally as we navigated these practices. Hopefully you have learned some things about yourself and have experienced some personal growth either on or off your mat.
Today we bring you back to the heart of the matter….loving the space you keep and keeping it centered…by loving yourself. It’s no coincidence that today is Valentine’s Day and we encourage you to be your own sweet heart today and always.
Here’s to You LOVING You on the inside with a Day 14 Soothing and Grounding Recipe.
On of the kindest ways you can love yourself and stay grounded on the inside is with this savory tea to help you stay warm and cozy as well as keep your insides working in harmony.
The spice cabinet is such an untapped resource… so without further ado, please meet our friend CCF tea.
CCF tea stands for cumin, coriander and fennel tea. It’s a traditional Ayurvedic tea blend designed to soothe digestive distress and promote a very gentle detoxification.
CCF Tea can…
- Relieve bloating
- Reduce flatulence (phew!)
- Calm spasms in the gut
- Ease abdominal pain
- Stimulate the appetite
- Ease nausea and vomiting
The spices in CCF Tea can…
- Promote the flow of breast milk in nursing mothers. Further – cumin is a source of iron, a mineral in high demand during lactation
- Be used topically to treat conjunctivitis
- Soothe menstrual cramps
- Support respiratory health (by relaxing the bronchioles and opening up the airways – note – best used as the essential oils rather than whole spices here)
- Help balance blood glucose
- Stimulate lymphatic flow
- Modulate inflammation
- Promote mental clarity
How to Make CCF Tea
The simplest of recipes: combine equal parts organic cumin, coriander and fennel seeds, and store in a glass jar.
To serve, add 1 rounded teaspoon per person to your tea pot, let it steep in boiling water for at least 5 minutes, then pour and enjoy.
What Does it Taste Like?
I know – I was a bit hesitant at the thought of drinking cumin seeds of all things… but, I can assure you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. It might just be your new go-to digestive tea!