Wellness & Wisdom

At Higher Taste, as well as supplying nourishing meals, our ethos places a key emphasis on each individuals overall wellbeing. We’ve created this page as a way to access some helpful tips and resources on improving and maintaining wellbeing, especially during these uncertain times.

Our friends at the 'School of Bhakti' are facilitating some online offerings, rooted in the Bhakti-yoga tradition of the east, designed to benefit the body, mind and spirit.

 

 

Connect to an online community

Each week School of Bhakti has mantra meditation sessions and live discussions. Please follow them on instagram and facebook to find out more! 

 

Sign up on their website to keep updated with some fantastic upcoming courses online https://schoolofbhakti.com

 

 

 

Practices to try at home

Yoga

Yoga is beneficial for the body and mind. It can help with balance, mental health, immunity, sleep, focus, memory and even our mood! 

 

Meditation and Mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness helps calm the mind, align our thoughts and reduce anxiety. One popular form of meditation is called, mantra meditation. Mantra is a Sanskrit word that literally means to free the mind. Many experience mantra meditation as a way to retreat from the regular overburdened and distracted mind, to deepen spiritual strength and develop inner happiness.

 

Useful Wellbeing Tips

Find things that bring you joy! Advice on how to manage stress while maintaining social distance during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Keep a routine

It helps to manage anxiety, and will help you to adapt more quickly to this current reality. Create clear distinctions between work and non-work time, ideally in both your physical workspace and your head space.

 

Work up a sweat

We all know that exercise is good for us, yet it rarely sounds like a good idea. With the early mornings, late evenings and sacred weekends of teaching it can be especially hard to find the time and the energy to get physical. You could do yoga in the garden, follow an exercise class on YouTube, or go for a run – again, though, ensure you keep away from others you see out by at least two metres.

 

Practice social media hygiene

This is a difficult one to follow. All around us, there is a media furore that verges on hysteria, reporting on the daily implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. Add to that the WhatsApp and Twitter rumours of travel restrictions, mandatory health checks, flight cancellations, government deliberations – it quickly becomes impossible to keep a clear head. As such, trying to limit social media at this time is vital and often people suggest to just watch the news once a day!

 

Stay in contact with colleagues

If you are finding all of this difficult, then you can be sure that someone you work with is in the same boat. Your frustrations and the pressures that cause them are universal for your colleagues, so don’t go it alone.