Mind, Body & Spirit

with Rosie Acosta

Yoga Journal - - CONTENTS -

Yoga Jour­nal sat down with our cover model, Rosie Acosta, to chat about her daily med­i­ta­tion rou­tine.

Q: Why is med­i­ta­tion part of your daily rit­ual?

A: Med­i­ta­tion is re­ally the only time we can give our­selves to just shut ev­ery­thing out. I al­ways like to say that med­i­ta­tion is our only ac­tive form of re­bel­lion, be­cause we’re choos­ing not to en­gage with the out­side world. Mak­ing med­i­ta­tion a daily rit­ual is where you’ll see the true ben­e­fit to your mind, body and spirit, and the same ap­plies to any prac­tice, whether it’s yoga, med­i­ta­tion, or mind­ful­ness.

Q: Why is tea part of your daily rou­tine?

A: One of the things I love about tea is the rit­ual of it. It’s heat­ing the wa­ter, getting my fa­vorite mug, pick­ing the right tea, steep­ing it, feel­ing it cool down, and then tast­ing and smelling the herbs. It re­ally be­comes a mind­ful­ness prac­tice that I can do any­where, at any time.

Q: How does tea sup­port your med­i­ta­tion prac­tice?

A: Chamomile with Laven­der Tea is great paired with a med­i­ta­tion prac­tice. They are both very calm­ing, so it’s a nat­u­ral com­bi­na­tion of re­lax­ing herbs. It’s also great to smell this tea dur­ing med­i­ta­tion be­cause it cre­ates a more re­laxed re­sponse.

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