Nutrition & Yoga

 

 

 You are what you eat

 

 

 

This old popular saying explains it all, we really are what we eat !

For this reason food should be simple and pure (fresh and organic)

Food should also be consumed in the right amounts,

" not too much or too little"

the diet consisting of simple food, seasonal and in the right combinations.

 

In the Yogic tradition the correct diet is mostly or entirely vegetarian or vegan , and like in the sister science of Yoga, the science of Ayurveda, the diet varies according to each individual's constitutional's needs. (the Gunas: Sattva, Rajas. Tamas- the three attributes of nature that reflect inner life, human contitution/ temperament)

 

 

What are YOGIC FOODS?

 

   "Foods that promotes life, mental strength, vitality cheerfulness and a loving nature"                        Bhagavad Gita ch 17 v.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yogic diet is based on pure, sattvic foods.

 

Sattvic foods calm the mind and sharpen the intellect. These are pure, wholesome and naturally delicious without preservatives or artificial flavorings. They include fresh and dried fruit and berries. pure fruit juices, raw or lightly cooked vegetables, salads, grains. legumes, nuts, seeds, whole-grain breads,honey, fresh herbs, herbal teas and  when not vegan, milk and butter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almost as important as what we eat , is how we eat (in what state of mind). Food should be consumed with the right attitude: peacefully and gracefully, Each meal being a celebration for the senses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Similarly to Yoga,

 eating can also be considered a practice in which you seek universal balance                   because food determines your state of mind and health.  

 

 

 

The right conditions......

"Before a man eats, four conditions should exist in the environment. If these conditions are not met, then it is better for a man to remain hungry. First of all, he should be surrounded by a calm and quiet atmosphere. Secondly, he should be under no mental or physical pressure. Thirdly, the food he is about to eat must be properly cooked with all the ingredients. Lastly, there should be enough time in which to eat gracefully"Yogi Bhajan 2009

 

 

The food you eat can be the safest & most powerful medicine or the slowest form of poison.

Hippocrates

 

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