Ignite the Inner Fire – Digestive Health and Vitality | Luminate Festival

Ignite the Inner Fire – Digestive Health and Vitality

Workshop

Presenter: Atmabhava from Anahata Yoga Retreat
Suitable for: Adults only

The digestive system is at the core of health and vitality, influencing all other body systems. Modern research also links emotions, mind and the gut micro biome together. Gain insights on modern nutritional tools and experience simple practices to support healthy eating, strong digestive power and balanced body systems.

The digestive system is at the core of the body, the inner fire, which digests food and life experiences, as well as distributes nutrients and vitality. The solar plexus area is thought of as the centre of health, influencing all other body systems, which affect the mind and emotions. Modern research also links emotions, mind and the gut micro biome together.
Gain insights on modern nutritional tools and experience simple yoga practices to support healthy eating, strong digestive powers and balanced body systems.

This workshop will touch on topics such as fermenting, green juices and other nutritional support for health digestion as well as stress and how it influences the digestive system and the importance of the relaxation response as well as the emerging research on links emotions, mind and the gut micro biome together. Attendees will also take away simple practices that can support healthy digestion and better energy.

Presenter Bio:

Sannyasin Atmabhava came to yoga because of health reasons and the practical and scientific methods of the Anahata integral yoga style immediately made a strong impression on him. He spent 10 years living the yogic lifestyle and teaching yoga, meditation and chanting at Anahata Yoga Retreat and many years working in Wellington therapeutically in the prison and mental health sectors. He also travels and shares a variety of different topics in workshops and weekend retreats around New Zealand.

Atmabhava is a living example of how health can be transformed through yoga and shares his interests in Yogic Lifestyle, diet and nutrition, Pranayama, meditation and mantra and kirtan. Also an experienced adventure guide with a background in ecology; he blends the techniques of yoga with the beauty of the outdoors to inspire connection with our internal nature.

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