Last week-end we had this talk about Patanjali yoga sutras: ahimsa, which means non harming. Non harming any living being which included animals. That’s why a yogi alimentation should be plant based only!
I have to say that I’ve stopped eating meat 14 months ago and fish 6 months ago and I’ve never felt so good. Usually during the winter I always cough and have a sore throat. This year except for being a little bit congested for 2 days on my way back from NYC, nothing! I feel energized, more happy, more light, my skin is amazing…. When you think about it, when you eat meat you also eat the crapy things they give to the poor animals: GMO, antibiotics…
Now on a larger scale: 70% of the cereals that are cultivated in the world will be eaten by livestock that will end up in the plates of some happy fews, while almost 1 billion of human beings are starving. With a plant base diet only, we could feed 2 planet earth, but with a meat diet we will soon need 2 planets to feed us. I don’t seriously think that you can promote yoga and its philosophy and not thinking about that. That’s cheating.
In a logical follow up we had as well a long and nice class about health and nutrition. It was so interesting! Knowing what can bring you protein, how cleansing can make you feel better, the importance of enzymes… There are so many things to say about that! Tamal actually suggests that we read some books about it (Conscious eatings, Eat and run….). I was fascinated by the story of the guy who turned vegan and run an ultra marathon: Eat and run.
We also has a homework to achieve: eating a based plant only diet until the end of the training (at least). Guess what? I’m all for it! (It means being vegan, which will be very hard for a cheese lover like me.)
Will i be able to achieve that task? Stay tuned!!