Yogic Diet

Explore food and dietary options that support the lifestyle of a yogi.


Should You Try A Gluten-Free Diet?

Gluten-free Autumn Harvest Salad

Over the last several years, “gluten-free” has become a ubiquitous term and a rapidly expanding specialty food category. Yet, there is always some new health fad sweeping the nation, which… Read More→

What Is a Sattvic Diet?

Sattvic Chard and veggies

Have you ever noticed the effects of the food you have eaten on your yoga practice? Obviously some foods create more internal commotion than others, with bloating and other digestive… Read More→

Ghee: Food, Medicine, Liquid Light

Ghee

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This quote is from Hippocrates, but it certainly applies to ghee, an ingredient in many traditional Indian recipes.  According to Ayurveda,… Read More→

10 Principles Of Healthy Eating

Quinoa and cooked veggies

The Ayurvedic perspective on food is that everything you eat has the potential to harm or heal you. In Ayurvedic medicine, food or nutrition accounts for about fifty percent of… Read More→

To Be, Or Not To Be…Vegetarian?

Last month, I learned that McDonald’s has gone vegetarian and that bananas may not be. Only days before, the New York Times reported that organically grown food was not measurably… Read More→

New to Yoga?

To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner’s page

Yogic Wisdom

There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?
- The Dalai Lama

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