Anandhi Korina Kontaxaki
Senior Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Counsellor
Founder of Solar Kitchen Bar Activated Vegan Food® Seminars
Founder of Wholisitc Spiritual Training
“Growing up, I would always impose a harsh diet and healthy-living regimen on myself. I experimented with every health and fitness system I could find. As a teenager, I promised myself that when I turned 18, I would stop eating meat, expecting this dietary change to result in a drastic improvement in my health and well-being. Instead, I put on 9 kilos and became addicted to sugar. All of these experiments ultimately led to a deeply-rooted, unhealthy obsession with food, resulting in multiple eating disorders.
At 22, I made the life-altering decision to follow yoga and meditation. While residing at the Satyananda ashram in Greece, I was introduced for the first time to a yogic diet. I realised that food has the potential to be a tool for our spiritual development, if used correctly. The yogic diet at the ashram consisted of three freshly cooked meals every five hours, an early diner, and NO sugar.
The new eating habits I learned led to a powerful transformation: I lost the excess weight, my skin condition improved, my emotional mood-swings settled, I had more energy, and most importantly, I could finally focus my mind onto something higher; I could finally realise that we are more than just the body-mind-emotion complex.