The Yoga Perspective On Healthy Eating

Yogis believe that all food has potential to harm or heal you and its essential eaten to help your well-being. The food which is eaten is mainly vegetarian, which is prepared and eaten with the thought of , what is it you want to achieve,  rather than indulgence.

  • Choose foods that are light and easily digested
  • Eat majority of your food lightly cooked
  • Stop eating when you feel satisfied and not stuffed
  • Be conscious of what you are putting in your body.

We have to remember everyone is different and no one diet works for everyone. However there are certain foods that maximize your energy and facilitate a healthy digestion-

Fresh leafy greens, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, plain nuts, beans, eggs, diary, whole grains and healthy fats. If choosing meat try organic.

It is also thought you should be conscious of how you are eating; food should be enjoyed and not rushed and your meal should include all the food groups –

Protein– is required to build and repair tissue, important for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood.

Carbohydrates- provide your body with energy not only for exercise but for brain function and operation of organs.

Fats– is your bodies store of energy however we need some fats for our cells, nerve sheaths and fibres.

Vegetables and fruits– are an important source of nutrients including potassium, vitamins, fibre and folic acid. Diets rich in fruit and veg can help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Dairy– is required to help maintain calcium, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin D. It is also required for our bones.

Every groups is required in your diet to help your body function, eliminating a food group can have serious health risks.

Yoga classes

Monday St Mary’s Hall Sabden 6pm Ribble Valley

Tuesday St Peters Simonstone 7.15pm Ribble Valley

Wednesday Lowerhouse Cricket Club 9.30am Padiham Burnley

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