Yoga class may give you the toned triceps and strong core you’ve always wanted—but as always, optimal health is just as much about what’s on the inside.
Enter the yogic diet, an ancient way of eating that focuses on whole foods, mindful eating, and nourishing your body. If you’re interested in taking the principles of yoga off the mat and into the kitchen, , here’s everything you need to know to get started.
What is the yogic diet?
Created by Jiva Yoga In Rishikesh, the yogic diet recommends eating whole, vegetarian food, like fresh fruits, dry fruits and vegetables/cooked vegetables. These foods—which are nutritious and easy to digest—are known as Sattvic (pure) foods. The opposite of that are Tamasic (angry) Rajasic (forceful foods), like meat and alcohol, which are prohibited on the yogic diet.
Also known as the sattvic diet, the yogic diet is based on the belief that our bodies are directly connected to our minds. Consider it the literal version of “you are what you eat”—so if you eat sattvic foods, both your mind and body will be pure.