Sattvic food on individual retreats at the center.

Tuesday 20 March, 2018

 With this article, we encourage you to read all those who will fall on individual retreats at the center of "Samadhi" Oasis Awakening.

Ask any man of Western civilization: what it means for food?

The vast majority of people will tell you that the food - it is primarily energy, thanks to which our body is able to exist and to carry out the work. Any foodie is sure to tell you that the food - it is great fun, especially when cooking for her hand in a real master of cooking. That is, in our understanding of the food filled a physical sense - the molecular matter that nourishes our bodies and energy systems and "tickle" the taste buds on the tongue

But if you ask highly spiritual Hindu yoga practitioner for example, it means that the food, the food here is put a much deeper meaning. According to the teachings of Ayurveda, a person is a whole soul, mind and body. This means that the food tastes a person must not only feed his body, but the mind and soul. Sattvic food.

According to Hindu philosophy, the material nature is characterized by three fundamental qualities or gunas. One of these gunas - sattva, meaning purity and goodness. Sattvic food in the first place is food for the mind, which is the major builder of our health.

Such food carries the energy of purity and lightness that allow a person to achieve a high level of spiritual development, and at the individual retro experience "experience of samadhi." Terms meals a sattvic diet are familiar to many of us.

For example, one of the postulates of power sattwic states that food:

* Must be carefully and for a long time to chew, achieving "thawing" food in your mouth.

Always watch out for is how much you eat, as the main principle of sattva in food - is moderation.

Yoga theory states that man was sated when his stomach is half full meal, a quarter - water and a quarter - air. To control yourself you must make it a rule to get up from the table with a feeling of easy hunger.

In order for the food to digest, it is recommended to sleep on your left side. But at night it is better to eat as little as possible.

Participants individual retreats in the heart of Samadhi will stick to sattvic food.


 


 So, to repeat:

* Sattwic food is that purifies the body and calms the mind.

* Sattvic diet consists of pure food legkousvaevaemoy and rich Prana (vital

     energy).

* Sattvic food improves the quality of the mind and its energy and thus improves

     consciousness.

* It helps to maintain harmony and balance in body and mind, and generates perestrivaet body tissue,

     improving them.

* Easy food - sattwic.

* Sattwic food tastes flat without sharp changes

* Cooked food eaten within 3-4 hours can be considered sattvic.

Sattvic foods include:

 - Fresh fruits

 - Fresh green leafy vegetables (spinach, parsley, cilantro, etc.).

 - Fresh or steamed vegetables and vegetable juices. Vegetables cooked with a moderate amount of spices.

 - Cereals - rice, ragi, wheat, barley, maize, other

 - Raw or lightly roasted seeds and nuts.

 - Some legumes, such as soy and mung

 - Fresh milk, fresh cheese, butter, ghee, lassi. Sattwic Fresh milk, pasteurized, but gets a little tamasticheskim.

 - Spices - ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, coriander and turmeric.

 - Moderately sweet taste Satvic - honey, jaggery, raw, raw sugar.


 These products increase your vitality and bringing energy, strength, health, vigor and joy. At the same time, the food should be juicy and contain little oil like sesame oil or sunflower. It should be nutritious and delicious.


People with calm (Sattvic) temperament, prefer food that increases vitality, strength and promotes longevity; food, improving physical fitness and makes the mind pure and joyful; dense food with a natural fragrance; nutritious, fresh food containing natural oils and a pleasant taste.


 Life in sattva suggests happiness itself: a man has an inner happiness (whatever the circumstances), acting in accordance with their intended use and wishes of happiness to all living beings.

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