The really deep moments in meditation are unpredictable, unique, unforgettable, always unrepeatable and, in general, indescribable. They are like a trip of self-discovery by unexplored internal lands, which is completed only when we have opened our eyes with perceptions “of the beyond” different from those who have never embarked on trips of this kind… They are like the episode of a ceremony that celebrates connecting to an inner source of inexhaustible energy.
At Finca Elefante we learn meditating, being through silence that we nourish ourselves with wisdom. We work with one of the oldest meditation techniques in India: anitya bhavana, which consists of sitting down to observe the own natural breathing as a means to cross from the noise of the mind to the deep silence of consciousness.
During our practical sessions, long periods of immobile meditation are combined with breathing exercises and simple postures of ancient yoga, just as they did in the yogic communities and classical universities of India thousands of years ago.
The yoga that we practice is simple, humanized and based on a meditative tendency according to the principles that gave rise to it in ancient India. Among its various action goals, the most basic is to strengthen the following four faculties of the mind (called bhavas) through simple postures and breathing exercises:
Similarly, in approaching life in a holistic way, ancient yoga defines the following four fundamental pillars and their respective daily practices for achieving integral:
Mind and body must go hand in hand, without being out of step, dancing the dance of knowledge and experience to form a more integral vision of the world that constitutes and surrounds them. This is what we ultimately call Philosophy. This is how Finca Elefante addresses the history and ancient culture of meditation, yoga and India.
Food seems to inspire in us not only hunger or satisfaction, but much more: love, patriotism, forgiveness, devotion; probably up to depression, anger, loneliness, nostalgia. The relationship we have with food goes beyond simply satisfying hunger or nourishing the body. It creates connections, makes friends, favors romanticism, and makes the child trust his mother.
As food helps us connect with others, it is also our direct connection with Nature and Mother Earth. By sowing, cultivating, discarding, developing agriculture, manufacturing, industrializing, transporting, freezing, drying, buying, cooking and eating food, we are constantly either exhausting or nurturing the universe and our body. At Finca Elefante we choose to nourish ourselves through a vegan-gluten-free diet, and without sugar.
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