Wellness Mantra Yogasadhna India

Simplify the Uncomplicated
The life has to lived fully optimally. With many dictate, manuals, inspirations. and many paths to choose from, one has to find what is suitable to one’ own self. Mindful living with positive thinking are some of the simple ways to be adapted to make it beautiful. The yogic science has a lot, which can guide us. The combination of keeping body fit, mind peaceful, and an energetic prana (life force) is the mantra of wellness.
The number five, Panch is a divine number. Five elements, five senses and five major organs and many fives make our life. Five is Panch in Sanskrit. Panch Mantra is one such platform, which devised its philosophy to give us a path to lead us to optimize our life’s fulfillment. With its philosophy as bedrock, it offers many courses and workshops for us to learn. It is an understatement, that a lot of it is borrowed from Yogic science and some new frontiers and research knowledge makes it to utilize the best way forward. A new integrative approach, a Panch Mantra Wellness comes forward with this philosophy.
The five pillars of our philosophy are proper movement, deeper breathing, adequate relaxation, wholesome fresh food, and good thoughts, create a balance in our life. These five principles need further elaboration, and further to delve deeper into it. These points are taken deeper into our discussions at our workshops crafted especially for people interested in the pursuing the finer points of happiness and to life blissfully and live deeply, each and every moment.
Meditation is another such pillar and a frontier, which scientific research is exploring aggressively, its benefits. And each day they find and compel us to adapt it into our life. The benefits are many. The essential key is that focused attention towards one’s own self and in silence gives which yet nothing else is able to provide. Meditation techniques are many and many are in the market. We at our workshops unravel the mystery of each technique and distill it to give you an understanding. Consequently, you discover the best way forward for yourself to master and enjoy its fruits shamelessly.

Dr Sadhna, Swarupa, Yoga therapist at Yoga Sadhna India
A psychologist, Naturalist and an ERYT Yoga Therapist, voices social consciousness in her lectures and inspires and guides her follower in East and West.

food for yogis

What is Yogic Food?

People who perform yoga regularly and begin to feel the benefits, soon become complacent about their health. “But I’m already doing yoga and feeling good about myself. I don’t need to alter my diet.” Such an attitude is understandable – a yogi’s mind and body are healthier than that of the average person and they thus feel their efforts are “enough”. But the fact remains that there is always scope for improvement and dietary changes can make your transformation even more intense and empowering.

Yogic philosophy maintains that your mind and body are greatly defined by the food you eat. The finest foods nourish the mind, the middling ones form the flesh and gross particles get eliminated. Therefore, for the body to be suitably proficient in function, you must eat a diet that is rich in fine foods. This will ensure that the mental state is conducive to yogic practice and meditation. You will then be able to perform yoga in a more disciplined and effectual manner.

So the question now is, what kind of a diet complements your yogic regime? The answer is singular and uniform across all ancient yogic treatises. A yogic diet should be largely composed of satvik foods. “Now what are ‘satvik foods’?” you ask. Hold on a bit. First, you need to understand the classification of foods within the yogic system.

Unlike the conventional tripartite categorization of food into carbs, fats and proteins, yoga classifies food based on the effect they have on the body. Some foods are light and nutritive, and make the mind agile and enthusiastic. Other foods make you more restless and active. The most lowly of foods are heavy and filling, and tend to make you lethargic and inactive. You can probably see how the first category of foods is most suitable to the life and prerogatives of a yogi. These are called satvik foods. The second type of foods constitute a rajasic diet and are useful to people and advanced yogis who require a more physically fortifying diet. The third kind of food is called tamasic food and is best avoided by most people.

Coming to the particularities of satvik food; they are not as alien and unappetising as you may assume. They comprise of a range of things we eat almost on a daily basis. Legumes, grains, vegetables, fruits and dairy products are the mainstay in a satvik diet. It is recommended that freshly prepared food that has been produced without the use of chemicals and pesticides be consumed. As is evident, no poultry or meat falls within the pale of a satvik diet. “Where will I get my protein from?” you ask. The legumes and other leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli and mushrooms will maintain healthy protein levels in your body, don’t worry.

Sticking to a satvik diet at all times may not be easy. If you find yourself incapable of a complete conversion to this kind of a diet, periodic detoxes would be a great option for you. One week every month, give up on other indulgences and eat only these healthy organic foods. Maybe over time, the invigorating capacity of such healthy food will motivate you to adopt a more permanent dietary change. Know more by attending a workshop at Yoga Sadhna India for Yogic lifestyle and to feel wellness.