Local & Organic Meals
Food nourishes us and provides our physical body with the energy it needs to go about its daily activities.
All meals provided are vegetarian – simple, nutritious & satisfying. Much of our organic food is sourced from local growers or picked fresh from our garden, which follows permaculture design principles.
We provide 3 Vegetarian meals per day:
Breakfast: a light meal to break the fast from the previous night.
Lunch: the main meal of the day, when our digestive fires are the strongest.
Dinner: a light meal to ensure that all food is completely digested before going to sleep.
The water at Anahata is from a pure mountain spring and is absolutely safe to drink.
Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Other Needs
Eat to live, don’t live to eat.
The kitchen is not to be used for personal cooking. However the option of cooking alongside one of the retreat residents and learning about sattwic food preparation and prasad is a possibility during your stay if you choose.
If you have medically related food requirements or allergies, please inform us upon booking. We can cater to your food requirements for a small fee payable upon booking.
Food is not allowed in the bedrooms. We can cater to vegan and gluten free requirements, for other required speciality foods or snacks you may wish to bring your own supply. Please confirm when booking if in doubt.
At Anahata, you will get the chance to experience a yogic diet, a vegetarian diet that is based on principles of simplicity, and that supports our being in the process of positive transformation. A proper diet that is pure, simple and as natural as possible is essential for progress in yoga. If one eats pure food, then the system is revitalized again and again.
Our state of mind affects the subtle vibration of the food we cook as well as our ability to digest it. In the ashram, we call food Prasad, which is an offering from the heart. Any kind of food that we prepare to offer someone else is Prasad, as is all food that is offered to us.
Helpful Advice For Your Healthy Diet
- Avoid over-eating at meals and snacking when not hungry. Digestion takes a large amount of prana, and the digestive system can easily be overwhelmed by too much food. This leads to inefficient digestion, and it also robs the other bodily functions from much-needed prana.
- Eat when calm. Eating on the run, while driving, watching T.V., etc., also depletes digestive power. This misuse leads to digestive problems and other diseases.
- Eat at fixed times, as both body and mind like this regularity.
- Have a positive attitude when cooking and eating, and avoid eating when feeling angry or stressed.