Food at Anant Yoga
Food is an important part of a Yoga Teacher Training Course. The schedule is intense and demands high doses of physical effort, so a good nutritious meal comes as a reward and a necessary repository of energy.
Ancient Yogis believed that what we eat has a huge influence not only over our physical well being, but also over our thoughts, and ultimately our emotional and spiritual well being. A Yogic diet is a balanced diet that is made up of non-animal foods with the exceptions of dairy items and honey (lacto-vegetarian). This diet can help you maintain the same energized light feeling achieved through the practice of asana, and support you on the spiritual path by generating more positivity and less anger and anxiety.
Eating the right kind of food is important in achieving a healthy balance in your body and mind. That’s why in Anant Yoga’s Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Retreats we serve our students and guests three delicious Sattvic Yogic meals per day.
According to ayurveda (Yogic natural medicine), foods that are beneficial to us are said to be Sattvic, or pure. Sattvic foods form an ideal diet, keeping the body nourished while being easy to digest. They create new energy, clarity and a clear, calm mind, enabling us to use all our mental, physical, and spiritual abilities. Sattvic foods include cereal, fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, butter, nuts, seeds, lentils, rice, grains and honey.
Impure foods that can upset our physical or emotional balance are referred to as being Tamasic (stale) and Rajasic (stimulating). Too much of these foods can cause restlessness, agitation and a distracted mind. Foods in this category are sour or pungent foods like onions, garlic, curry, fish, meat, eggs, salty or spicy foods and beverages such as alcohol, coffee, and black tea.
At Anant Yoga’s Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Retreats, our meals are prepared with high hygiene standards, fresh organic produce from local markets in Rishikesh, and lots of love from our chefs; providing everything you need for an intense day of Yoga practice and study.