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Key Antioxidants that Help in Quick Workout Recovery

A stay with us can be the perfect break you need from your city life, a retreat as healthy as possible – physically, mentally and emotionally. Following the principles of a healthy retreat, fitness enthusiasts also have ample space to indulge in their morning workouts, be it following Surya Namaskar from the comfort of your private gardens at the Jaipur property or a jog down the serene Marari Sands. To treat your soreness from any workout, a soothing time at the spa is always in the calling.  Be it our spa in Udaipur or Binsar, your entire session can be customized to help you destress at your own pace. But did you know that the diet immediately after a workout too can help in recovery?

The free radicals released in our body after every workout need to be tamed; if not tended to, they may lead to cell damage. The potentially damaging ones need to be neutralized which may be done with the help of relevant antioxidants. Vitamin C & E are the best antioxidants to consume to tackle the mentioned free radicals. They help in muscle recovery and help you avoid fatigue post a workout.

Read on to know a little more about them:

Vitamin C

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The reason why orange juice is highly recommended for breakfast is due to its Vitamin C content. This anti-oxidant is extremely effective against muscle inflammation. Vitamin C is essential to repair any muscle tissue damage, a phenomenon fairly common when one works out regularly. A quick sip or a bite of a Vitamin C source post a workout ensures that muscle recovery starts at the earliest. So, if you have worked out in the morning and are stepping in into our in-house restaurants for a delicious, filling breakfast, do not forget to ask for your source of Vitamin C.

Vitamin E

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As a part of eating a balanced meal covering all dietary requirements, you can always choose from dishes and preparation rich in Vitamin E post a heavy workout. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps in repairing skin tissue and slows down the ageing process of your cells. This pushes your cells to stay strong and be loaded with energy before, during and after your intense exercise.

We pride ourselves in creating a menu across all our properties that maintain the important balance between taste and nutrients. We even source our ingredients from our in-house kitchen gardens, creating a healthy, delicious palate for all our guests, a precious quality most Udaipur resorts packages or many hotel chains in India don’t have. On your next stay with us, exercise to your heart’s content without any worrying about recovery. We have your back with our luxurious spa treatments and an antioxidant rich meal!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Why You Need a Plant-Based Diet

Our favourite recipes and food preferences often entice us to travel to new destinations just to savour the local delicacies. The desire to find the palate of our dreams often distracts us from the crucial balance of the ingredients in our diet. In a world where junk food and processed ingredients rule the roost to cause lifestyle based diseases, it is essential to take a step back and introspect on the food intake.

A stay at The Tree of Life, when it comes to wellness, is all about restoring the balance in our lives. By escaping the hectic schedule, you can rejuvenate, unwind, and take a step closer to being the best version of yourself. We take immense pride in our menu that is curated to offer the best of eclectic vegetarian delicacies along with non-vegetarian dishes, covering local as well as international cuisines. Whether dining at our fine dining restaurant Ashtam in Jaipur or at the Waterfront with it’s casual and laidback vibe in Marari Beach villas in Marari Sands, every dish is freshly cooked with organic produce from our very own kitchen gardens!

Needles to mention, plant-based diets are nutritionally rich. They comprise of plenty of vegetables, cereals, legumes, whole fruits, along with small amounts of lean meat and low fat dairy products. It improves immunity by providing the body with the necessary minerals. Read on for its additional benefits that will make you want to add more plants to your diet.

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  1. Plants Lower Blood Sugar

One of the best ways to fight high blood sugar is to incorporate higher fiber content in your diet. It absorbs sugar from your bloodstream, helps regulate meal time and also balances cortisol that causes stress.

  1. They Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Plants and saturated sources such as coconut and cacao help you lower your cholesterol. The cholesterol levels are almost non-existent. Fat, for that matter, is necessary but it need not be in excess. If your doctor recommends you a diet change due to high cholesterol, you know what to do!

  1. They Fight High Blood Pressure

Current lifestyles can truly raise your blood pressure. Cut down on red meats and add more plants to keep it in check. A lot of them such as whole grains, legumes, most seeds and nuts are rich sources of potassium & vitamin B6 – elements instrumental in combating high blood pressure.

  1. You lose weight naturally

A diet rich with fiber, vitamin and minerals rather than fats and proteins will to help you to naturally shed those extra kilos without having to starve yourselves. Well cooked foods help with effective nutrient absorption. So don’t forget to try out our fresh salads and vegetarian dishes when staying with us.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Things that make us Happy !

Humans have been trying to discover the secret of happiness for centuries. Being in the business of people and experiences – we believe we do have more than just an idea about people’s moods and what makes them happy.

Read on for how and what we do to make our guests happy ! Because if you are happy – we’re happier !

j4We’re pet-friendly !
Numerous studies have linked pet ownership and interaction with animals to happiness. Spending time with a cat, dog or horse or even elephants is therapeutic, stress-busting and an antidote to loneliness !
Our resorts at Jaipur and Dudhwa welcome our guests’ four-legged family.

indian-thaliWe’ll go by your preferences.
Every day – our MasterChef in residence will visit guests and understand their eating preferences. And craft a personalised menu for them complete with wine pairings. No waiting or fretting at meal times. Just a feast for the eyes and taste-buds.

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For those who can manage them. And for those who are challenged. We’re proud to have escorted a guest on a wheelchair to a special spot ahead of the Tree of Life at Binsar – from where she was able to get an unparalleled view of the Kumaon Himalayas.

14607141_1792788257628565_1795781927320420352_nSafaris that earn bragging rights.
When our naturalists and safari guides go the extra mile and ensure you catch the King of the Jungle in his habitat.

Wellness for well-being.
At the Tree of Life Jaipur – our signature wellness offerings consist of soft treks, jungle walks, guided yoga and meditation sessions and our spa offerings for individuals and couples. Both available at our Spa or in the comfort and privacy of the garden area of your villa.

But most of all – the entire experience of the Tree of Life is what counts. Different things make different guests happy.

 

Explore more on www.treeofliferesorts.com read what our guests have to say about us on TripAdvisor.
And call to book on +91 9602091000 / 2000. Because we’d like to continue spreading happiness.

Celebrating Life. Here & Now.

“If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year…Today should always be our most wonderful day.” 

– Thomas Dreier.

In every culture, we do have special times set aside to celebrate life or a significant event. What we also know as Holidays ! Something that we get so excited about ! For they play a major role in our lives and are intertwined with our physical, mental and emotional states.

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Our life’s effort is motivated by the prospect of a reward.

On a “ feeling”  level – holidays are a reward. No work to worry about. Just doing things that one wouldn’t otherwise do. And which matter to us. Stuff we can really enjoy and perhaps experience once in a lifetime. Pausing to celebrate life is our reward for all the hard work we otherwise put into our lives. Much like walking towards the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Even taking time off from one’s normal routine to have fun and celebrate life fits into this “reward” category.

Rewards can be anything !

Rewards can have material value or emotional value. Most of us work for a material reward in the form of a monthly pay-check. A few others love what they do so much – that the monetary reward is unimportant and is secondary. The feeling of accomplishment they experience is what matters.

When we achieve something that matters to us  – we are emotionally rewarded. The reward can be something intangible – but it creates happiness. This action-reward feedback loop is an intrinsic part of human nature and is closely related to the joy of giving and receiving.

 012_villa-fire-placeMake special times happen to celebrate life

Our holidays and associated decisions are often decided by others. But in order to feel truly rewarded and happy – it is important we do this for ourselves. That would enable us to reward ourselves while celebrating our life’s victories. Even the smallest professional achievement or a personal breakthrough can be a catalyst for your reward. And a holiday !

 

dsc_6964Celebrating the everyday

Any time we succeed in our life – a celebration is in order.  This is one of the ways we give ourselves approval . Whenever you find yourself  achieving something – it is time to reflect on your accomplishments, it’s time to stop and celebrate life. Doing so will funnel massive amounts of approval into your neurological feedback loop.

.Make it an ongoing process

Without a built-in system for receiving approval, one’s motivation begins to fade. If you see your personal progress as a reason to celebrate life – you are providing yourself with the fuel needed to stay motivated.

Personal growth is a never-ending  journey and it pays fabulous dividends. Approval is the single element that keeps the whole process running smoothly.  Make  your own times to celebrate life and your accomplishments. It’s a really powerful way to let yourself know how much you approve!

“The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate “ ~Oprah Winfrey

So Celebrate. Find Joy. In the Everyday. And on Special Days. Check out our awesome holiday options – each one offering different experiences across our properties. Hallmarked by our signature award winning service, personalised cuisine and curated experiences. We promise that you’ll be back for much more. Call us today on +91 9602091000 / 2000. Or email us on unwind@treeofliferesorts.com or go to www.treeofliferesorts.com

Retreat to the Tree of Life

If you’re a spiritual seeker. And are guiding others on to the path – then you are well aware of how spaces and environments can impact the journey that one undertakes. At all stages.

Which is why  the Tree of Life is a great choice for retreats that would work brilliantly for yoga practitioners, mindfulness-seekers,  wellness-lovers and pretty much anyone wanting to get away from the chaos, the stress, the pollution in our lives. Singly. In pairs. Best of all – even in exclusive groups.

035_Meditation & YogaThe Tree of Life Resorts are exclusive, luxury, boutique properties that lend themselves brilliantly to small to medium sized groups of guests ( upto 50 pax ) who want to discover themselves anew. And permanently change their approach to life, for the better.

Located away from urban dazzle – and approached via quiet roads that Google Maps identifies for you , you have a choice of serenading the gentle Aravali hills at Jaipur, grabbing the one spot that affords dazzling views of the Greater Himalayas right in  the middle of the Binsar WildLife Sanctuary and living on the edge – at the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

033_Ganesh Abode MeetingThe Tree of Life at Jaipur offers 13 private Spa & Pool Villas, exquisitely furnished with spa-style bathrooms, outdoor showers, private plunge pools and more  – set amidst sprawling greenery across 13 acres. Not to forget the Ganesha Abode that houses our founder’s personal collection of over 65 plus Ganesha idols lovingly collected from all over the world. Or our stunning, trademark infinity pool with our adjoining spa that offers polished spa treatments customised to your lifestyle. At the Tree of Life, Binsar*, lose yourselves in our heritage spaces – think teak-wood lined rooms with crisp linen and dazzling mountain views. Deep in the middle of the sanctuary – where it is quiet to the point of pin-drop silence – but for our discreetly attentive service…

3e5d09094d23072b277254c597a98cb9At the Tree of Life Dudhwa Tiger Reserve** where our Heritage Safari Lodge enables you to be one with the Earth, the Jungle and its inhabitants.

Just the spaces to let go, meditate, unwind or indulge in some well-deserved R & R. Under the gentle guidance of our in-house yoga and wellness masters. Immerse yourself and expand your mind with life-changing philosophies by wise souls. And if you’re the one that guides and teaches – we’d be happy to support you with more.

There’s more that we’ve got up our sleeves. Consider – our personalised cuisine offering that our in-house MasterChef would be delighted to create as per your specific requirements. Vegan ? Organic ? Dosha – specific ? Calorie controlled ? It’s all possible. Or our Curated Experiences – consisting of jungle treks, wildlife safaris and spottings, experiences at local villages and home-stays, bicycling expeditions, visits to local schools and experiences with elephants at the nearby sanctuary are just what are needed to re-connect and ground you into a different reality, altogether.

Ashiyana1Once your day is done – let the dark velvet of the night wrap you in its folds as you let the sensation of just-being – overtake you.

There’s more – but we’d rather you experience it for yourselves !  For customised spiritual, mindfulness wellness holidays and retreats,  custom-created for individuals or exclusive groups – please call us on  +91 9602091000 / 2000 for a detailed discussion with us.

 

*Opening for the season September 16th

**Opening for the season November 16th