Proper Diet For Practicing Yoga Meditation

There are different schools of thought when practicing yoga meditation when it comes to the proper kind of diet. Can you eat a normal everyday Western diet loaded with meat and fat, but still expect to garner the same results as someone who practices a largely vegan or lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. From my own personal experience just with the diet aspect of it, I have felt significantly better physically and mentally on a largely vegetarian diet. Here are some more thoughts posted by Arseto on his blog just recently.

Proper Diet For Practicing Yoga Meditation

Yoga practitioners have listed fish and meat among injurious food believing that death fear pervades in every animal cell while being slaughtered. However, traditional yoga diet concentrates on lacto vegetarian and hence avoids eggs and animal meats inclusive of fish. In reality, modern research as well has given evidences that

Yoga Meditation Vegetarian Diet

Yoga meditation benefits from a primarily vegetarian diet. Photo Jupiterimages c/o Photos.Com

vegetarians are in better shape than non-vegetarians as the required proteins are obtainable from dairy products, nuts and legumes than that is available from fish and meat. Legumes, seeds, nuts and dairy products give sufficient proteins.

Arseto points out that obtaining one’s food with an eye toward achieving an overall balance of essential nutrients from a wide variety of minimally processed sources is always best.

Eating fresh vegetables and fruits, and also cooking vegetables without destroying their enzyme and vitamin content with an inclusion of a few raw vegetables are recommended as yoga diet. Having whole grain foods and drinking nearly 2 liters of water everyday is mandatory. Stepping up by taking fluids having fruits and vegetable juices, herb trees, milk and vegetable milks is also suggested. Including soya, coconut, rice milk and abundant water rich foods are the best yoga diet, while steering clear of foods that are processed, sugar, white flour, fast foods, tinned foods, bottles, jars and pre-cooked meals is recommended.

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There are many who are actively practicing yoga meditation who would probably derive even more benefits by gradually altering their diets along more a more vegetarian or vegan path. Even without practicing yoga meditation, converting one’s diet along these lines can be immeasurably beneficial to health and vitality.

Where do you weigh in on this? Are you  practicing a more yogic diet or maybe just contemplating shifting yourself over a bit more gradually? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Change brings freshness.


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