Time and again, you may indulge yourself with a filling meal with all your favorite foods. But then, this can make you feel sluggish or sleepy and you may be tempted to use this as an excuse to take a good nap. Some may smoke a cigarette after a meal and some others may have a cup of tea in the belief that it helps in the digestion process. However, all these habits do more harm than good and are best avoided after a big meal. In this blog, let us talk about some of the things that you should not do right after a heavy meal. 


After a heavy meal, you generally feel sluggish. However, taking a nap immediately after eating is not a good idea. This habit is known to cause indigestion and increases the risk of obesity and heart disease. The best practice is to sleep at least 2 -3 hours after you have had your meal. 



Taking a shower after a heavy meal is also not a healthy thing to do. It interrupts the digestion process and diverts the blood flow from the digestive tract to other parts of the body. This makes it difficult for the body to digest the meal you ate. What you can do is wait for at least 30 minutes after having your food before going for your bath. 

Drinking Tea

If you like to have a cup of tea as part of your meal or just after it, you need to stop. Tea leaves are known to be acidic and drinking tea right after a meal can hinder the digestion process. The acid in the tea tends to harden the protein content present in your food, thus making it harder for the body to digest it. Health experts suggest staying off tea one hour before and after your meals. 



Smoking is detrimental to your long term health. People who are in the habit of having a smoke after their meal need to know that the tobacco present in the cigarette can block the absorption of vitamins and minerals from the foods consumed. The best option is to stop smoking altogether. But if this is difficult, avoid smoking for at least 20 minutes after your last meal. 

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What is Ayurveda?

Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge). It describes the healthy and unhealthy state of life (mind and body) and describes the methods of balancing unhealthy conditions. Ayurveda focuses on the wellness of every person as a whole. Since the constitution differs from person to person, the wellness therapies also differ and are unique to every individual.

What is Naturopathy?

Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology, and Massage, among others.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a lifestyle, to be incorporated. It includes practices like Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Meditation etc.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic energy healing technique where a certified healer directs universal energy to the person who seeks healing. This restores your emotional, physical and spiritual energy.

What is included in your all-inclusive package?

If you choose our all-inclusive package, you will get a well-appointed luxurious room, Ayurvedic therapies, Naturopathic therapies ( hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, reflexology, dietetics) yoga sessions, acupuncture, all meals, all amenities, and a personal wellness consultation.

What types of food do you have?

Our culinary program is based on a wholesome, balanced and portioned diet. All of the food served at YO1 is locally sourced, organic, and sustainable. The ingredients that are used are free of harmful chemicals, alkaline, and genetic modification to create meals that promote an optimum state of health.

Where are you located?

We are located in the tranquil Catskills Mountains in Monticello, New York. Resting on over 1,300 acres of pristine landscape, including the historic and impressive Kutsher property, YO1 is easily accessible and offers guests the fresh air and serenity needed to make the profound changes in their lives that they are seeking.




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