Wednesday, 11 July 2012
So What Does a Yoga Teacher Eat?
In order to fully experience all that life has to offer and to benefit from my regular Yoga practice, I need to nourish my mind and body to keep it alert & energized throughout the day.
According to Yogic philosophy, food has an energetic quality, and once you eat that food, you take on its energy form. These energy qualities are known as The Gunas.
There are Three Gunas - or energetic qualities.
Sattvic (or satva) - these foods are fresh, recently picked, laid or harvested and bursting with vitamins & minerals. Eating a diet these foods ensures my body has a good supply of nutrients in their optimum form. I aim to eat these foods raw whenever possible - or lightly cooked to ensure the maximum amount of nutrients are retained.
Tamasic (or tamas) - these foods are stale,
over-ripe or sour, over cooked and also foods past their "best by" date.
The goodness has literally seeped out of these foods. I avoid
eating tamasic foods as I've found they make me feel dull, heavy, exhausted,
under nourished and lacking energy. Tamasic foods include canned goods,
old & wilting or over ripe fruits & veggies and foods that have been
cooked, stored then re-heated at a later date.
Hope this gives you a few ideas to help boost your energy!
Happy Shopping & Eating!
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