Adopt Your Own Yoga Diet In Five Simple Steps

When it comes to the debate as to how to get going on a proper yoga diet, there is always some new grist for the mill. Here, writer Sharon Thiel delineates just five simple steps to adopting a yoga diet in her article for Yoga For Focus.

Adopt Your Own Yoga Diet In Five Simple Steps

Of course, you can practice yoga without following the eating guidelines of a yogi. But if you like, you can try a traditional yoga diet, or at least follow some of the tenets. This type of diet is thought to help you be more balanced and healthy. Try the following steps to eat like a yogi:

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There are just a few simple steps to start following your own yoga diet. Photo by Monticello c/o Photos.Com.

1. Follow your Ayurvedic Dosha

Huh? If you’ve never heard of it, Ayurveda is considered one of the oldest health care systems. It originated in India and it is deeply connected with yoga. In Ayurveda, each person has a dosha, or a body type. Each dosha – vata, pitta or kapha – comes with specific types of food that are best for it and that keep it in balance. In general, vata should eat naturally sweet, sour and salty foods; pitta should eat naturally sweet, astringent and bitter foods; and kapha should eat bitter, spicy and astringent foods. Check out some of the recipes we have posted here in the past.

Check out the other four steps in the original article here at

The best yoga diet still remains a simple series of practices that need no be adopted drastically all at once. Gradually move your dietary habits closer to the ideal for better yoga and meditation. Remember, when you started out doing yoga, you were not perfect. I’m sure your poses and breathing were not as good as they are today. Your diet will also improve with time, and it will seem more natural to you once it has. Keep moving forward toward your better self and don’t look back.

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Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.

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