Have you ever heard about the Yogic diet? This diet is not new because it already appeared in the ancient texts of the Hindu traditions. Still, it has been rescued, and you have to know everything about the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Baghabad Ghita.
Studies have revealed that 40% of adults prefer Yoga as an activity to reduce their stress levels. The number of people who practice this activity has multiplied by four in our country during the last five years. There are more and more yogic or yoga practitioners.
According to the study, the first reason more people do Yoga is that it helps them reduce their stress level and improves their concentration, offering balance and mental clarity with each class they practice. Second, it helps the condition of the body by improving your flexibility, coordination, and endurance. And third, because it improves their general health.
Diet has a lot to do with this third reason because many people don’t know that they also take their diet into account since food influences both the functioning of the mind and the body. This way of eating already appears in the oldest texts of the Hindu tradition, such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Baghabad Ghita.
The Pillars of the Diet
The yogic diet is Lacto-vegetarian. Milk, yogurt, and cheese are the only foods of animal origin, rich in carbohydrates and low in fat. The plan focuses on eating those foods capable of nourishing the mind, which provide mental balance, serenity, ability to concentrate, and clarity. Fruits, vegetables, vegetables, legumes, nuts, cereals are healthy for your body. They are seasonal natural, fresh, and can be taken raw or lightly cooked.
On the contrary, people who follow the diet avoid eating eggs, meat, and fish for ethical and spiritual reasons and industrial pastries and refined sugars for health reasons. One more thing: yogic consider bitter, sour, salty, too hot, dry, spicy, and strong foods harmful to health. They practice what is called a sattvic diet.
Rajasic foods like garlic, onion, radishes, spices, white bread, and pastries provide energy and the salty, spicy, and very hot. According to the sattvic diet, these foods provide energy and excite the nervous system and promote dispersion, in addition to fueling your body.
Tamasic foods like fish and meat from animals that have been dead
for days, mushrooms, aged cheeses, bread, pasta, fried foods,
According to Yoga, green fruit, vinegar, and preserves are foods whose consumption is harmful to both the mind and body.
When eating, you should always be sitting at the table relaxed and calm and feeling gratitude towards whoever has prepared the food. Food must be savored, chewed, and eaten slowly for good digestion.
The same foods do not feel the same if eaten in a positive environment and with a good disposition. Another pillar of the yogic diet is not satiation. For this, yoga practitioners apply the following rule: fill half the stomach with food, a quarter with water, and leave the remaining quarter free.
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