The Yogic food experience exists. It lives in the Yoga schools across India. In fact, there are many people who travel in the name of food. Visiting specific countries tasting their delicatessens. Food junkies blogging and vlogging about the tastiest meals worldwide. Feeling ecstasy in every bite. Taking sensory indulgence to the next level. Not the yogic way. The Yogic food experience is a high vibration feeling that lasts all day. It’s a meat-free affair that involves connecting with the earth through honouring and worshipping her.
Food is a very crucial part of Yogic studies and the Yogic lifestyle. Food is life and prana is life. Prana is life energy. Food gives you energy. It is the energy inside the food, that truly matters. The food from mother earth. The preperation of the food.The energy of the chef. And especially not to mention they type of food that is good for digestion, yoga and meditation.
You are food and everything you eat you become. We all know this, right? In my 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training we experienced a cooking class. From start to finish. Preparing, cooking and eating together. Yogic food culture goes beyond ‘healthy eating’, it’s about the preperation and energy that goes into the process of making good food. High vibration food that leaves you buzzing. It almost feels as if you have attained some kind of super powers. We call them, yogic powers.
Everything plays a certain role. From start to finish. We prepared something called Rajma Chawal. A kidney bean curry cooked in a garlic, ginger and chilli paste. Fire flamed in oil with cumin, mustard seeds, black cardamon seeds and bay leaves. Simply delicious, with a smokey flavour that leaves the taste buds craving more.
It’s the love in the preparation. Pre-eating consists of chanting mantras, sitting on the floor together, grounding and feeling the energy of the whole experience. Connecting with our mother earth. There is no need for utensils. In Indian culture, you eat with your hands. I love it. There is something so rewarding and basic about eating with your hands. Direct contact with your food and the energy you are about to become.
Aren’t these ‘paper plates’ just the coolest thing you’ve ever seen? Firstly, they are 100% Eco paper plates made from the leaves of Sal trees. Secondly, it’s basically eating from nature in nature. And it’s a beautiful experience. Lastly, I definitely felt an energetic difference in consuming the food. Everything is organic. Straight down to the plates. Hand sewn plates made from leaves. I cannot explain the experience of connecting deeply with mother Earth. The food, the way it’s prepared and the way it’s consumed. Pure magic in every bite.
In addition there are many places in India where you can experience a cooking class. I was lucky enough to enjoy this high vibration meal with my Yoga School in Rishikesh. Authentic home cooked meals prepared the Yogic way.
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