Why the Food You Eat on Your Yoga Retreat is Important
When trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, studies have shown that food is just as important as exercise. That’s why it’s so important that the yoga retreat you choose has the proper food to support your wellness journey. Here’s why the food you eat on your yoga retreat matters:
A yoga retreat can present the optimal time for a food reset, as we are already focusing on tuning in to our bodies and asking what we really want. The time, space, and clarity that we allow for on a yoga retreat is a rarity in today’s fast paced society.
When it comes to proper nutrition and digestion, your body can process food optimally when it is allowed to be unhurried during mealtime. Mindful eating not only increases nutrient absorption, but helps you to understand when you’re truly full. Instead of scarfing down your lunch while seated at your desk or en route to your next appointment, enjoy a leisurely farm-to-table meal in lush, tropical gardens overlooking Maui’s North Shore.
You can also use your yoga retreat as an opportunity to have a unique food experience. Many countries around the world are renowned for their cuisine.
Italy is a country on most people’s foodie bucket list. What’s less known is the fact that Italy is host to one of the world’s blue zones, or a place on Earth where people live past the age of 100 more often. Sardinia, an island off the coast of Italy, is one such region.
Part of the reason is an emphasis both on fresh food and family ties. As a result, recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. Imagine learning how to cook mouth watering handmade pasta in such an environment!
There are also blue zones in Costa Rica and California. Unsurprisingly, these are environments in which the yoga scene also flourishes.
No matter where you choose to go, the food you eat on your yoga retreat will play an important part. By fueling your body with fresh foods from the earth, you’ll be able to get the most out of your practice.