Sattvic Meals for Overall Balance & Complete Nutrition
Preparing the Diet Plan
Mind Flow Harmony takes into consideration the organic content of the ingredients, the cleanliness of the kitchen, and cooking with the right method in order to preserve the nutrients of the meals. We are extremely mindful of using pure water and fresh ingredients. The Sattvic diet promotes mental and physical wellness as well as clarity of intellect. This diet is light and easy to digest. It includes fresh fruits, nuts, vegetables, grains, and other foods.
The meals are oriented towards yogic and Ayurvedic diet plans. In addition to taking into account Yogic principles, the yogic diet must also be pleasing to the tongue so that a person may enjoy eating it. The whole concept of Sattvic food is about a balanced diet with a perfect amalgamation of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Good Fats, Vitamins, Minerals, Fiber & Water.
Lemon water provided here on an empty stomach is alkaline and will detoxify your body overnight. It helps practitioner for prepairing yogic activity.
The enzymes, fiber, and nutritional components of the meals can be destroyed by extreme heat, whereas, raw food offers vitamins and minerals in its purest form. The enzymes are essential in keeping us healthy and strengthening our digestive system. Herbs with purifying, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties, such as coriander, turmeric, cardamom, ginger, and pepper, can reduce stress and promote thyroid function. Hence, we also provide the optimum amount of raw food such as salads and fruits.
Ghee, good fats coconut oil, and soaked nuts & seeds are crucial components of the yogic diet that help to make our meals highly nutritious. Additionally, it assists with brain conductivity, memory, and mental healing. We take special care in terms of diet as we do not give incompatible food items together. E.g. milk products & beans, or hot beverages with fruits.
Serving: Meals are provided thrice a day and at a fixed time every day. They are fresh and hot when served. The food is pure vegetarian and organic. If there is any specific medical condition such as an allergy to a certain kind of food, we encourage you to share the concern with us. We will try to provide you with an alternative food item. We cannot promise but will do our best to find a solution in case of any such exception. However, we do not give non-vegetarian meals including eggs, even if it is a strict dietary item for anyone.
Some specific food Items that are not included in the Yogic or Sattvic Diet:
- Non-vegetarian food including eggs
- Processed, canned & fired food.
- Artificial sweeteners & soda.
- Garlic, onions & spicy food.
- Microwaved & over-cooked meals.
- Alcohol, Tobacco, or any other stimulants.
Some of the conscious ways of eating:
- Having a balanced diet.
- Neither over-eating nor eating too less.
- Warm, moderately cooked foods are best.
- Fresh, delicious, whole grains and organic food should be preferred.
- Food should not be consumed in a rush.
- Dining out should be avoided unless necessary.
- Avoid snacking on junk & fried food.
- Consume compatible food.
- Stay hydrated with fresh water, juices & smoothies.
- Practice mindfulness while eating.
- Prefer eating in a peaceful environment.
Whatever we consume has an impact on our physical, mental and emotional health. Food that is well-balanced and nutritious is crucial for yogis. The Yogic Diet is a component of Ayurveda and is focused on organic renewing, revitalizing, and healing.
The sattvic diet is the most suited type of diet if you are an aspiring human being who wants to explore and experience life in a deeper meaningful & healthy manner. Thus, the yogic diet that we offer you aids in both your physical flexibility and endurance as well as your mental stability. We are committed to providing our guests and students with wholesome, vegetarian, and gluten-free cuisine.
According to yogic parlance, the diet is called ‘Ahaar’, and it is the intake of something through our five senses. It is not limited to just vegetables and fruits but has a very wide scope – as inclusive as our senses can experience. E.g., edibles through the mouth (taste), sounds through the ears (hear), images through the eyes (sight), air & fragrance through the nose (smell), and sensations through the skin (touch). Everything that can enter through our senses is considered to be food and ‘experience’ of it has a major impact on our being. Therefore, at MIND FLOW HARMONY, we are mindful of all these aspects of ‘Ahaar’ (diet), which will result in a wholesome experience & growth for you. One of Patanjali’s limbs of yoga – Pratyahara, talks about this. It’s being conscious of what ‘Ahaar’ we take in as we become what we eat through our senses.
The importance of the yogic diet
There are three types of food based on quality or Guna – Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamasic. It is the consequence of eating a certain kind of food that determines whether it is Sattvic, Rajasic, or Tamasic. We offer the best out of three, i.e., Sattvic Ahaar, hence, let’s understand what it really does to us.
Sattvic Ahaar is the most nutritious among all these 3 types of diet. It is easy on the system and gives us a lot of positive energy. People who meditate or do yoga, prefer Sattvic Ahaar (diet). It keeps the mind steady, balanced, and fresh. The tendency of your emotion also becomes pleasant. Above all, the body becomes strong, flexible, light, and healthy. Please do not be under impression that the Sattvic diet is tasteless and boring. In fact, the food has to taste pleasant as per yogic wisdom. This releases optimum saliva, important enzymes in our body, and also keeps us happy.
Ayurveda holds that it is crucial to taste our foods, herbs, and even our lives. The Sanskrit term for flavor, ‘Rasa’, also means experience, zeal, juice, and essence, among other strong connotations. In Ayurveda, the taste is given a far deeper meaning; it is said to be essential in assessing the impact that different meals, spices, medicinal plants, and experiences will have on our state of balance—body, mind, and spirit. This ancient science has recognized six types of tastes, and each one is important to human physiology, health, and wellness. Innumerable combinations of the tastes of sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent provide the astounding variety of flavors we experience throughout our lives.
Yoga requires a solid, nutritious diet in order to fuel the body for rigorous practice. During our asana, bending, twisting, stretching, and moving around take a lot of energy. A yogic diet aids in reviving and nourishing the body, mind, and soul since it is based on the principles of natural healing, energy, and rejuvenation. If you are a meditator, Sattvic food is quite important because our stomach area or digestive system is the significator of balance. If the digestive system is not healthy, then meditation becomes a far-fetched notion. Meditators prefer eating food that can be out of the system in a few hours.
There is a difference between hunger and keeping the stomach consciously empty – for an active body-mind state as well as a relaxed & restful condition, one must know what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. Yogis prefer eating the right kind and amount of food. They eat to stay healthy and create a strong platform in life where they can explore without being bothered by any self-created disease. The stomach has to be kept empty for a considerable amount of time in a day, hence, the specific schedule for meals helps.