Vegan, vegetarian diet and raw Detox yoga Retreats are the places where you feel close to nature, get a chance to enjoy all the delicious food mother earth is providing us and it is great way to balance your body. Lucia Yoga is one of an amazing retreat which provides delicious Vegetarian Mediterranean food and undoubtedly can make you feel to go back there again.
‘You are what you Eat’
Diet plays an important role in making one healthy and unhealthy. Healthy food is better than medicine in healing our ill bodies and minds. In Yoga retreats you can treat yourself from varieties of food available, nourishing fruits, juices and salads. All the vegan and vegetarian diet which is made by the experts and guided diet plans from professional dietician and nutritionists. There are numbers of different diet plans in the retreats to choose from which are designed according to the needs of every individual.
It is important for the yogis who go and practice in the Retreats to eat sattvic, vegan or vegetarian food because it is more light, easily digestible and gives enough physical and mental strength which helps a yogi to move forward and get into deeper and regular practice. Some examples of Sattvic food Barley, Wheat, Milk, Ghee and honey promote longevity of life and increase power and stamina. All the food that are putrid, stale, decomposed, unclean twice cooked, kept overnight should be avoided. According to Yoga Tattva Upanishad “The proficient in Yoga should abandon the food detrimental to the practice of Yoga. He should give up salt, mustard, sour things, hot, pungent or bitter articles, asafoetida, emaciation of the body by fasts etc.” Meat Eating and Alcoholism are closely related. The craving for liquor dies a natural death. When you stop eating meat you will be able to observe the changes. Similar example to this if you look at the meat eating tiger or other animals are opposite to the animals like cow and elephant who rely on green grass. The one is wild and dangerous but the another one is mild and peaceful. Meat has direct influence on the different compartment of the brain.
Live a natural simple life. Take simple food that is wholly agreeable to your system. You should have your own menu to suit your body constitution. It’s been said that your body is temple and it’s your responsibility to keep it clean, In the matter of food and drink you should choose like a master. Many people who are following wrong diet and actually slave to some kind of food. They should avoid such type of food and follow simple natural, non-stimulating, tissue building and energy producing food. Yoga retreats help them to correct their eating habits, eliminate the existing toxins out from their bodies and keep them motivated.
“According to the mystic traditions of the East, all that you think you are is nothing but food. Your body is food, your mind is food, your soul is food. Beyond the soul there is certainty something, which is not food.That something is known as anatta, no self. It is utter emptiness. Buddha calls is Shunya, the void. It is pure space, it contains nothing but itself it is contentless consciousness.” –Osho
You may have noticed it that you are in a loving and flowing relationship you will not eat too much,you will not need any diet. If there is no love you will feel empty and that emptiness hurts, you want to fill it with something and you choose food, why? It is because food and love are associated psychologically. People have eaten everything and can eat anything crazily. They are not aware about what is good for their body constitution and what is not. They are confused. According to Darwin’s theory man should be naturally vegetarian because the whole body is made for vegetarian food. The entire scientist believe this too that man should not be a non-vegetarian, man comes from monkeys and monkeys are vegetarian- an absolute vegetarian. If a man is not a non-vegetarian and he goes on eating meat, the body is burdened. Buddha have emphasized the fact, not because of concept of nonviolence, that is secondary thing, but because if you really to move in deep meditation, your body needs to be weightless, natural flowing. Your body needs to be unloaded and non-vegetarian body is very much loaded.
Food for thought. If food and thoughts are clear and pure it helps in making one’s life fulfilled with joy and removes all the barriers such as being unhealthy in life. According to Ayurveda (an ancient Indian Medicine) everybody needs good food and health focus to fulfil the main principle aims of life which is doing the right things, to work hard to acquire wealth for the means of livelihood, satisfaction of passions and attainment of salvation through liberation. If you are curious about knowing more and enjoying the Spanish version of vegetarian food for yoga, Lucia Yoga Retreat is open for all.