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Eating and Yoga

October 23, 2020 Posted by Y2 Yoga Blog

 

EATING AND YOGA

Clean eating habits and yoga go hand in hand, like you and your yoga mat. 

Yoga boosts the performance of your vital organs, boosts metabolism, lowers stress, tones flabby areas and gives you an ample supply of energy that can last throughout the day. Practicing yoga everyday will ultimately make you much more mentally and physically sound. If you want to get to a higher level even faster, you should also pay special attention to your diet. Read on for more.

Practice yoga on an empty stomach.  Really?  Yep!  Here’s why:

This piece of information may not be new to you; most of us already know yoga is to be done on an empty stomach. In case you’ve wondered why you should be doing physical activity with nothing in the tank, here’s the answer:

The main principle behind waiting a few hours before performing yoga is to have an empty colon beforehand. According to ancient Indian texts, a clean colon is the foundation for a disease-free body. If we don’t eat healthy food, our colon will not be clean or healthy. This also explains how consumers of meat and dairy are prone to more ailments than vegans; non-vegetarian food takes longer to pass through your colon.

Food You Can Eat Before Yoga

You could take some mint, almonds or turmeric balls, if you want.

But we usually need to eat before exercising, so why not with Yoga?

The difference is that yoga is unlike traditional exercise.   Yoga is more of a practice to restructure your system vs. CrossFit.  

What to Eat Throughout the Day?

For optimum performance, eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains, while staying away from meat and dairy as much as possible. You can also look for special ‘yoga food’ recipes if you like to cook. A meat and dairy free diet works wonders for both Yoga and Meditation.  Before you say no freakin way, think about one change that you can implement in your daily life without feeling you are neglecting your cravings.  Take a look at THE THUG Eat Like You Give a F-ck cookbook for some great Vegan ideas.  Not only will it make you laugh the food is exceptional.  You never know what it will propel you to do in your next practice.  (LOL)

Let us know what you decide to cut out and how it affects your practice.

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