“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”
Hippocrates (460 – 370 BC)
“Conquer ālasya (laziness) by āsanas, prānāyāma, and light sattvic food.”
Swami Sivananada (1887-1963)
“Of all the restrictive practices the most beneficial is mitāhāra, eating a moderate, sattvic diet.”
Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950)
“When one follows the methods of āsana and prānāyāma, there is no doubt that all diseases will be cured. But if an aspirant thinks that this will occur by his merely practicing āsanas while continuing to eat rajasic [stimulating] and tamasic [heavy] foods, then he is misguided. Such a course will actually lead to an increase in sickness… of the sattvic foods; only those that are thin (tanu) should be eaten. Thus, pure and pleasant foods should be consumed…”
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Yoga Mala p. 94 Diet is a very important part of this yoga practice.
However, there is a lot of confusion around what are the right foods to eat, and what are the foods that will nourish a practitioner’s body and soul.
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