|All fresh, organic, non-GMO, and vegan :)|
|What colorful tropical fruit!|
At Wise Living Yoga Academy, food is prepared and served with metta, or loving-kindness, by our jolly Thai cooks. Importance is placed on making the food with intentions and thoughts that are sattivic, pure and clean. As the food, so is the mind; as the mind, so are the thoughts; as the thoughts, so are the actions; as the actions, so are our karmas; as our karmas, so is our life. Hence our meals are prepared with these feelings of happiness and sacredness.
|All joy around the lunch table.|
After our sunrise meditation and early morning asana routine, we are served a wonderful breakfast that changes by the day. We have delicious vegan milks, fresh tropical fruits, and homemade muesli. Occasionally even scrumptious vegan omelets or decadent tofu scramble! Depending on the season, our tables abound with various other fruits such as rich mango, watermelon, papaya, dragonfruit, and pineapple. The plentiful farms in surrounding Doi Saket produce these fruits in abundance. Their deep, vibrant colors and bright succulent flavors put a smile on everyone's faces.
|Fresh mango, avocado, and dragonfruit!|
|Fresh produce from our garden! Beautiful greens and purples grown with love.|
To rest during the heat of the day, we take afternoon tea -- but no caffeine! Instead, we have myriad delicious herbal teas in a rainbow of hues: ocean blue anchan (butterfly pea), bright orange bael fruit, golden ginger lemongrass, and deep sanguine rosella. They each have such exotic flavors and colors which delight the senses while simultaneously calming and soothing the mind. All fatigue is forgotten when combined with a bounty of fresh, organic, seasonal fruits.
|Rainbow on a plate.|
|Papaya salad, potato curry, and chickpea salad.|
|Our all-star chef, Panan|
May you enjoy your meals today and remember to continue to eat -- and act -- mindfully. Namaste!
For more information, and to see what we're currently doing at the ashram, head over to Wise Living Yoga's Facebook page for some insight into our 200, 300, and 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training here in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
|Sometimes we're even lucky enough to receive vegan brownies!|