Your mind and body is greatly affected by the food that you
eat. Improper diet results to mental insufficiency, weak body
and blocks spiritual awareness. One of the Five Principles of
Yoga is Proper Diet. According to this principle, your diet
should nourish both mind and body, and should be well balanced
and based on natural foods. It also means eating in moderation
and eating only when you are hungry.
Yoga Diet is a perfect complement to Yoga Exercise. Eating properly
will not only help you become healthy but also help you feel
fitter and cleaner. Yoga Diet also help you control your weight,
that is loose excess weight and maintain a fitter body since
it eliminates junk foods from your food list and include only
the healthy ones.
Yoga Diet is a pure or "sattvic" diet. It is based on fresh,
light and natural food such as fruits, grains and vegetables.
It keeps the body lean and supple, and the mind clear and sharp
which is suitable for the practice of Yoga and necessary in
everyday life. It also helps prevent Health issues like Diabetes
and Obesity. Even if you do not intend to become vegetarian,
we fully recommend everyone to follow these Basic Diet rules
as it will make you feel better and be healthier.
The Yoga Diet is not rocket science. It is just about including
healthier food options into your diet. However if you feel unsure
on how to proceed or you have a medical condition which prevents
your from radically changing your diet, please consult a physician
first before changing any of your food patterns.
Becoming a vegetarian is a good step in Changing your Diet.
You are not just deciding to stop eating meat, you are opening
the door to a new way of life. For some, the change is easy,
for others it may take a little longer. It is best to change
your diet gradually rather than drastically, slowly phasing
out meat and fish and substituting them with well-balanced vegetarian
The Yoga Diet is one the Five Principles of Yoga. You will soon
notice that eating properly will aid your health and make you
feel fitter and cleaner. The Yoga Diet is a perfect complement
to Yoga Exercise. Despite the fact that the Yoga Diet is not
a Diet in the common sense of the word, you will probably loose
considerable weight by just eating only healthy foods. Even
if you do not want to become a vegetarian, we fully recommend
anyone to follow these basic Yoga Diet rules as it will make
you feel so much better.
In the unmanifested universe, energy has three qualities, known
as Gunas, that exist together in equilibrium: Sattva (purity);
Rajas (activity, passion, the process of change); and Tamas
(darkness, inertia). Once energy takes form, one quality of
the three predominates. Thus on an apple tree, some fruit is
ripe (sattvic), some ripening (rajastic) and some overripe (tamastic).
But no matter what quality prevails, an element of each of the
other two will always be present as well - parts of the apple
will be in all the different stages. The Three Gunas encompass
all existence, all actions.