Yogic Diet, Detox & Lifestyle

 

YOGIC DIET AND NUTRITION

Detox-Diets-For-Weight-LossI am a Yogini and I am a Vegan. Yogini’s and Yogi’s eat a yogic diet which is vegetarian or vegan.Food is Medicine, so lets all eat to live a healthy life and eat the correct foods which nourish our mind, body and soul!  Vegetarian means not eating fish, shell fish or meat of any kind, Vegan means not eating fish, meat or anything that comes from an animal-milk, cheese, eggs, butter, yoghurt. Vegetarians and Vegans have lower cholesterol and fewer heart problems; they are less likely to suffer from constipation, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity or food poisoning. It has been scientifically proven that vegetable proteins are more efficiently used by the human body than animal proteins, and that eating fat and protein from animals and dairy sources may cause cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses- while eating a vegetarian, vegan plant-based diet reduces and prevents them.

Yogis believe in non-injury to all living beings, animals and the earth! When we eat meat, all the pain-energy of the
dying animal remains inside its muscles and is taken into our bodies, making our emotions increasingly difficult to control. Every week two billion animals are slaughtered and eaten; most of the grain the world grows is given to livestock to make meat instead of feeding starving people and the destruction of our sacred rain forests by cattle farmers are reducing the world’s oxygen at an alarming rate! The animal agricultural industry causes fifty percent more greenhouse emissions than world transport and uses up seventy percent of all water resources. This industry is affecting our oceans with ninety percent of small fish ground up to be made into pellets to feed even more livestock, and over fishing from the fishing industry is killing off our coral reefs and delicate ecosystems, and depleting our oceans at an unsustainable rate.

Five hectares of land is needed to grow food for each person eating a meat based diet while five hectares of a soya crop would provide the most energy and feed thirty people. The UN has urged a global shift towards vegetarianism and veganism to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change in our near future.

My yogic diet consists of wholemeal organic brown rice, grains, cereals, pasta, pulses, beans and various flours for breads and cakes. I eat organic fresh fruits, vegetables, dried fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and honey and organic Soya, Seitan, Quorn and Tofu products. I drink almond, nut or soy milk and every day for breakfast I enjoy a fruit, veg, seed and nut Nutri Bullet smoothie with green super-food powders such as barley/ wheat grass or Moringa leaf. I also eat a large, raw salad or vegetables which is good for my digestion and drink herbal teas and lots of natural water. While cooking I try to be present and give love energy vibrations to the food that I am preparing. I offer and thank Spirit for my vegetarian food because when it is offered to the Divine first before being eaten, it becomes spiritualized tasting infinitely more delicious and giving vitality. Eating less gives you a longer, healthier life and the amount of food eaten should be the equivalent of two handfuls, no more otherwise the stomach will expand and begin to want more. It is vital to eat slowly, chewing each mouthful at least twenty five times with awareness and pleasure which releases the prana in the food. My Guru says not to drink large amounts with meals, only sip a little water as liquid puts the gastric fires out and causes bad digestion. Drink lots of natural water between meals as this hydrates the whole body helping one to remain youthful, and because many problems within the body are due to dehydration.My four children and I are all vegetarians and vegans and I travel around the world promoting yoga and veganism and vegetarianism.

ALBERT EINSTEIN tells us;

“Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind!”

 

DETOX

In yoga we are advised to take one whole day once a month to eat fruit or drink fruit smoothies, herbal teas and water only. This gives the digestive system a much needed rest; it releases toxins and fights disease and gives deeper states of awareness. There are many special yogic techniques and practice’s to cleanse the body of waste products and toxins. They are called Shat Karmas consisting of cleansing the nose and tongue, cleansing of the lower intestines and colon, cleansing of the abdominals, and cleansing the lungs and skull- a complete detox. I teach all these practices at my workshops and in my Detox Video

LIFESTYLE

For me true beauty and health comes from how we think and feel about ourselves, from what we put inside our bodies and from practising yoga and meditation. If we eat natures energy ripened fruits and vegetables; if we think, feel and tell ourselves often that we are worthy, that we are abundant and that we are loved; if we keep our bodies and minds strong, fit and free of negativity and if we give out love and are kind and compassionate to others- we will feel wonderful, be in harmony with life and receive these things back.

The Dalai Lama tells us; “Happiness is the highest form of Health!”

As we practice yoga and meditation we become detached from material things and have less mental and therefore less physical stress. We feel calm, positive and worry free, and find that we have less need for cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, meat, coffee, sugar or chaotic dramas and situations. To me there is no better high than meditation, connecting with Spirit and feeling that peaceful, present awareness is a magnificent, natural high.

Peace and Love

Namaste!