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Make peace with your plate

Make peace with your plate
foods considered tamasic and rajasic

foods considered tamasic and rajasic

You may have noticed it already. If not , it’s sure to happen to people practicing Yoga. Their nutritional revelation. You’ll be tending to the business of grocery shopping or ordering from a menu, and it will hit you “I am eating better than I used to, and I didn’t even realize I was doing it.”

Our lives are not in the lap of the Gods, but in the lap of our cooks – Lin Yutang

Virtually, all those who have been into Yoga for a while find themselves eating healthier foods. The yogic explanation for this is that doing asanas, pranayama, and meditation changes you at a cellular level. My affinity towards yoga started when I was 21. I tried all kinds from Bikram yoga (a.k.a Hot yoga) and Power yoga  to Hatha yoga. The first lesson I learnt, more than anything was about food, and how food can completely re-design your body and mind.

Foods that are greasy, chemically preserved, or excessively sweet simply stop looking good. Beyond this gradual leaning toward more natural, healthful foods, yoga teachings themselves include a detailed philosophy of Continue reading “Make peace with your plate” »