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This is where we share information, news, helpful hints and ideas on yoga and healthy living. From detox to diet, breathing exercises to yoga pose instructions our team of experts and guest bloggers are happy to share their wealth of knowledge with you.

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Amy and the Samahita Blog Team.



Is it healthy to live on a vegetarian diet?

The practice of Yoga is often related to vegetarian and vegan diets. Some modern teachers claim that in order to achieve the "state of yoga" one must live on a vegetarian diet. In the "yoga world," it is common to hear that in order to respect the first yama (yamas are the first limbs of Patanjali’s 8 limbs), which is called "ahimsa" and translates as "non violence," we yogis and yoginis should practice vegetarianism. But, is it healthy to live on a vegetarian diet? Many of us who are interested in yoga, healthy foods, animal rights or maintaining a diet that is more likely to sustain our planet, had to deal with this question. I find it to be a very trendy topic nowadays, and I want to share my experience and my point of view.

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Easy Food Recipes by Summer Dien

If you’re like me, you probably love good food as much as you love yoga! I know a lot of yogis who are hardcore foodies as well.A healthy, balanced diet is an important part of living a yogic lifestyle. The diet should complement your practice, give you energy and leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.Invest in your health today by eating and drinking what will support you and your lifestyle, and you needn’t worry about health and medical bills later on in life. Eating a whole foods, plant based diet will leave you feeling clean, clear, light and energetic.Before you eat: Give thanks for each meal and infuse it with your gratitude and loving energy. This will completely change the molecular composition of the food. Give thanks to the person/people who prepared the meal, the people at the grocery store/farmer’s market where you bought the ingredients, the people who planted/packaged the ingredients, the suppliers, the delivery people, the seeds, the soil, the sun, the rain. Give thanks to everyone/everything who played a part in making it so you have good food to eat. It makes such a huge difference when you do this, and everyone/everything can feel the love that’s being sent out.

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Invigorate your soul

Invigorate your soul

Invigorate your soul: what you can expect on a wellness retreat?Hi, I’m Amy and I am the Managing Director at Samahita Retreat. I’ve been working here is a yoga teacher and Director since 2011. During this time I have had the great fortune to meet thousands of students and guests from around the world and help them to enjoy wellness retreats with us here in Koh Samui, Thailand.First time retreat guests at Samahita Retreat are often a little apprehensive which is completely understandable. This blog will be about addressing those concerns and answering the question; ‘what can you expect on a wellness retreat?’

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I am still learning

I am still learning (Catherine & Ewan) One grey Saturday morning in October 2009 we found ourselves in a yoga class, in an unsuspecting living room of an apartment in Putney, South West London. The poster simply said: Yoga Class. Apartment 8. As our first teacher, Diana, tucked us up with a blanket during Savasana and laid an eye pillow to rest our eyes, we experienced that sense of peace and bliss that draws so many to yoga. With a kiss goodbye, we suddenly found ourselves in the stairwell of our building.

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In my last blog, Getting All of your Minerals as Part of Healthy Diet Part I: The Macrominerals, Highlight on Calcium [please put a link to my last blog], we discussed Calcium as a very important macro-mineral, one of the most supplemented of all the macro-minerals (“macro” meaning that we need them in greater quantity than the micro-minerals). All minerals are essential, which means that we need to get them from our foods; our bodies cannot produce them on their own. My last blog [insert hyperlink again to blog] went into greater detail on this, but in order to be sure that you are getting the full range of minerals in your diet, try eating organic [insert hyperlink to my why to eat organic food blog], whole foods, and “eat the rainbow” to ensure nutrient diversity.

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