the goal of yoga is self realization, that is, shifting identification from the body and mind to the eternal self
One of the most important topics in yogic philosophy are the eight limbs of yoga as described in patanjali's yoga sutras. Each of the eight limbs covers a different aspect of yoga, ultimately leading the practitioner to self realization. At the beginning of the path of the eight limbs are the yamas, the ethical rules. The first and most important yama is "ahimsa," which means "nonviolence."
nonviolence also means no meat
In a yogic diet, we also carefully select the energy we take in so as not to store energy from other living being.
full of prana
We eat fresh products rich in good energy, vitamins and minerals, drink water fresh juices and herbal teas because they are hydrating, nourishing and purifying. Spices add flavour and also help digestion, reduce anxiety, purify and heal the body. We avoid sugar, frozen, fried, prepared, packaged foods and alcohol.
enjoy the meal
We supplement plant proteins such as chickpeas, peas, beans, sprouted grains , use nutritious oils, such as olive, hemp, flax, and add nuts and seeds to meals. We balance micronutrient intake by being mindful of the amount of carbohydrates fats and proteins taken in each meal to reap mental, physical and spiritual benefits.
A careful and happy cook will prepare a better-tasting meal and positive energy will spread to all who eat it, so how we prepare the food is crucial, perhaps even performing mantras. We eat consciously, if possible outdoors, in silence without being in a hurry, and watching tv or phone. We regularly fast because it allows toxins to be removed from our bodies. We finish eating 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.