The Kava Vibe
Personally I enjoy the atmosphere that a kava bar cultivates. I was a frequent patron of an amazing place in South Beach Miami, Florida called The Purple Lotus. The group of regulars and the kavatenders are all like family to me now and I only hope that I can create an environment similar theirs at Bula Tulum. I found it to be a magical place just as I find Tulum to be as well. I have been inspired by both and decided to combine the two into a place that will welcome everyone to come in and take a load off, meet new friends and enjoy this wonderful life we have been given. The kava & kratom we serve is a perfect compliment to everything Tulum. You can consume our beverages and safely go enjoy the variety of activities offered in the area. A little extra energy to climb the pyramid steps, a bit more adrenaline for the zip lines, a real clarity of mind to ponder the mysteries of life and a peace and calm that can be enjoyed at the beach or snorkeling in a cenote.
I found an excerpt in a book that explains things far better than I called Kava: The Pacific Elixir: The Definitive Guide to Its Ethnobotany, History, and Chemistry.
"Kava seizes one’s mind. This is not a literal seizure, but something does change in the processes by which information enters, is retrieved, or leads to actions as a result. Thinking is certainly affected by the kava experience, but not in the same ways as are found from caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, or marijuana. I would personally characterize the changes I experienced as going from lineal processing of information to a greater sense of "being" and contentment with being. Memory seemed to be enhanced, whereas restriction of data inputs was strongly desired, especially with regard to disturbances of light, movements, noise and so on. Peace and quiet were very important to maintain the inner sense of serenity. My senses seemed to be unusually sharpened, so that even whispers seemed to be loud while loud noises were extremely unpleasant
When the mixture is not too strong, the subject attains a state of happy unconcern, well-being and contentment, free of physical or psychological excitement. At the beginning conversation comes in a gentle, easy flow and hearing and sight are honed, becoming able to perceive subtle shades of sound and vision. Kava soothes temperaments. The drinker never becomes angry, unpleasant, quarrelsome or noisy, as happens with alcohol. Users consider kava as a means of easing moral discomfort. The drinker remains master of his conscience and reason."