Food has always been a major part of my life but never more so than since I’ve been regularly practising Yoga. Although food & diet might not immediately spring to mind when thinking of yoga, it has had been a key part in my own yoga tale.
Most yoga texts and teachers will make at least some reference to the importance of diet in practice but there tends not to be a hard or fast rule or “Yogi diet”. While vegetarian or veganism is often adopted by more serious practitioners, it’s not always clear why this should be a part of our practice (other than Ahimsa, see below).
One thing is for sure though – my yoga, and more specifically Ashtanga, practice has been the single biggest contributor to the food & drink related lifestyle changes that I’ve made over recent years.
So as a tee-total, meat & dairy free…
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