Cuban Cigars and Yoga: Tranquillity, Serenity, and Relaxation
Experienced cigar smokers are aware of the calming qualities that the ritual of smoking Cuban Cigars has to offer. It is in many ways a process that exudes tranquillity, relaxation, or even inner peace. Whether you are a fan of a thick, strong smoke or you enjoy delicate and mild flavours, cigars have many times characterised as aficionados' yoga. With today being 2019's International Yoga Day, we take the opportunity to discuss the connection between yoga and cigars, exploring their same but different ways of delivering calmness and serenity.
"SENSE OF PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY"
UNLIKE FRIENDS - We would be out of our minds if we were to say that the ritual of smoking cigars and yoga were the exact same thing. On the one hand, smoking cigars is a habit that revolves around a certain product while it can be brought to life only under certain criteria, such as time and location. On the other hand, yoga is a form of exercise that knows no boundaries and restricts as it can be performed almost anytime and anywhere. These reasons are more than enough to distinguish the differences between puffing on a cigar and doing yoga.
Regardless their differences, yoga and the smoking ritual are closer than you think. What is it that binds these two together you ask? Well, the answer is quite simple and straightforward. Both yoga and smoking cigars manage to deliver a sense of peace and tranquillity. If we take a quick look at yoga's definition, we will find out that yoga is described as a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices cleansing both the mind and the soul. In a similar way, smoking a fine cigar, such as the Cohiba Exquisitos Cigar, is a ritual strongly associated with serenity. Like any other ritual, the process of smoking a cigar, from the moment you remove the head up until the last draw, is a process based on the successful repetition of a certain action which requires concentration, peace, and calmness. These are more than enough to create a strong relationship between yoga and the ritual of smoking cigars.
Like any other ritual, smoking cigars is associated with ease, relaxation, and tranquillity.
"MORE THAN JUST A FORM OF EXERCISE"
YOGA - Many believe that yoga is another sign of the times; a trend that resurrected only to justify the lifestyle of contemporary affluence. These voices, however, are deeply mistaken. In fact, the origins of yoga go way back in time, dating from 3000 B.C. Visiting the Indus Valley today, someone can witness with their own eyes the existence of stone-carved figures of yoga postures depicting original poses and practices. Overall, the practice was created in an attempt to achieve great harmony between the heart and soul - a tool on the path to greater enlightenment.
Despite yoga's long-lasting history, there is undeniable proof that the ancient practice was more than just an exercise. It has been discovered that yoga has a positive impact on curing numerous diseases, like high blood pressure and diabetes, and relieving from chronic pains as well as physical injuries. Yoga made its way into the West as the answer to many minor illnesses and ailments. Today, the ancient practice is considered as one of the most efficient forms of exercise, elevating the mind as well as the body.
The calming properties of the ancient practices of yoga at The Alps.
"CALM, PEACEFUL, AND SERENE STATE"
TOBACCO QUALITIES - It is now surprising news that tobacco has some pretty impressive qualities. As we have discussed in our blog post, The Stress Relieving Properties of Smoking Cigars, tobacco leaves are blessed to be a natural chemical relaxant. What is that you may wonder? In short, nicotine, one of the main substances in Cuban Cigars, is much popular for its soothing qualities - widely known as being an excellent chemical relaxant. An average cigar contains approximately 100 to 200 mg of nicotine, just the right amount to be classified as a natural tranquillizer, transcending the smoker into a calm, peaceful, and serene state.
THE RITUAL - Whether you are an experienced smoker or an amatuer one, there is something uniquely soothing that defines the ritual of smoking cigars. The repetition of the act as well as the concentration required in order to get the perfect draw, amplified by nicotine's qualities, all these contribute to making the feeling of smoking habanos as relaxing, serene and revitalising as doing yoga. Strong and complex in flavours, the Partagas Serie D No. 4 Cigar can be easily compared to the benefits of any yoga practice or exercise. Packed with full and earthy flavours, this cigar guarantees a truly calming yet pleasurable smoking experience.
Enjoying the soothing and serene qualities of smoking a cigar at The Hari London.
Although they share an unlike friendship, yoga and Cuban cigars have more similarities than actual differences. In today's fast-paced world, the relaxing qualities of both yoga and the smoking ritual are the one true solution to stress and anxiety. Enjoy the peaceful ritual of smoking cigars with any from our wide selection of smokes available for sale in our Cuban Cigar Shop Online. Explore more about the fascinating world of cigars from our latest stories now live at our Cuban Cigar Blog: