The Vegetarian Yoga Diet

If you’ve been practicing yoga meditation for any length of time, you might want to seriously consider going ahead and adopting a vegetarian yoga diet. By first of all avoiding meat, you greatly reduce the production of acids within the body as a result of digesting it. Plant-based protein sources, contrary to popular myth, don’t have to be as meticulously balanced as we once thought. There are also a lot fewer toxins and hormones coming into your body from plant sources, in particular if they are organically and locally grown. A vegetarian yoga diet is also much easier on the body in terms of the effort needed to digest and assimilate the nutrients. Arseto has a nice article on the subject, and he explains why a diet for the practice of yoga meditation should be vegetarian.

The Vegetarian Yoga Diet

Yoga diet helps in setting an ideal weight and achieving spiritual and emotional balance. Yoga diet does not insist on planning a complicated menu or calorie tracking, nor does it ask you to stay hungry.

Yoga diet refers to vegetarianism, as the principles of yoga regard Sattvic foods to be the ideal diet. These foods create

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A vegetarian yoga diet calms the body and quiets the mind. Photo by Monticello c/o Photos.com.

new energy, calm mind and there by enables to use physical, mental and spiritual talents, besides being nutritious and easily digestible. Sattvic products include fresh fruits and vegetables, cereals, beans, natural fruit juice, milk, honey, butter and pure water.

An ideal yoga diet focuses vegetarianism compiled of simple, natural, pure and effortlessly digestible foods that encourages the overall well-being and health.

Read the complete article here at Arseto.com:

Does a vegetarian yoga diet seem more appealing? When you really begin to understand all of the damage that our typical Western diet causes, the contrast becomes very obvious. Yet, there’s still a lot of programming that has to be overcome before you can comfortably take that next step. Why not give it a try for even a month and then decide for yourself if you are feeling any better than you were before making the switch.

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The Self in you is the same as the Self Universal. Whatever powers are manifested throughout the world, those powers exist in germ, in latency, in you…. If you realize the unity of the Self amid the diversities of the Not-Self, then Yoga Will not seem an impossible thing to you.                                                                          — Annie Wood Besant

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