The Yogic Diet

Yoga and Raw Food

So your curiosity has brought you to read my article about raw food here today. In gratitude, I’ll do my best to make it a little different than other  articles you may have read about raw food. Everyone pretty much agrees that some amount of raw food in our diet is basically essential for optimum health, but why? I’ll also give some useful tips to for bringing a healthy serving of living goodness into yourself.
Increasing awareness of self… through Yoga… and raw food. Know that this article isn’t going to be very much about nutrition.  While that is a very useful area of knowledge I would rather make this more interesting than just saying such and such raw food item has such and such nutrients good for x.
In fact, let’s just briefly get a little bit of debate regarding nutrition of raw oand cooked food  out of the…

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Simple Diet Advice Part 1: Meat or no meat?

When making choices about your diet you need to know what it is you want. Lose weight? Build muscle? Respect the Earth and the animals? Nurture your spiritual sense of being? By any of these choices also be clear that you want to be vibrant and healthy! In this series of articles I’m going to avoid talking about those often gimmicky diet theories that try to pigeon hole everyone and just appeal to common sense and how we feel about eating, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Question 1…Meat or no meat?

Let’s start with what is probably the largest issue for some people. Should humans eat meat? Well, in our theorized “known” time on planet earth, a large proportion of our ancestors depended on meat in their diet for survival. While we do have digestive tracts that resemble those of other herbivores the digestive systems of many people have seemed…

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Yoga Hygiene: Shat Kriyas

A preparation for Hatha Yoga practice is to make the body clean. The body is the tool and our first subject in experiencing how everything is connected. By “cleaning the tool” we make it more sensitive and thus have clearer observations. We also keep “the lab” up and running without any difficulties. I really enjoy these practices. They are pleasant with experience and develop self love because you are really taking care of yourself. There are endless variations of Kriyas but the Hatha Yoga Pradipika details six cleansing practices, the Shat Kriyas. It should also be noted that these are not only physical cleansings. The awareness used for the shat kriyas reveals how the bodies automatic cleansing responses; defecation, urination, sweating, crying, coughing, sneezing, etc., are triggered by our lifestyle and how they are related to emotional states and societal behaviors. In some ways these relationships are obvious. In other…

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