What is the diet view of yoga?

According to yoga literature records, food is divided into three categories:

1. Delightful foods Some foods can make the body healthy, pure, relaxed, and energetic. To make the mind peaceful and happy, these wholesome foods are called pleasing foods.

Such foods can create a finer and more sensitive body and nervous system, helping to gain more wisdom.

They refer to all fruits, most vegetables, milk, and dairy products, beans, nuts, all soy products (tofu, soy milk, etc.), mild spices and moderate green tea, all grains, and cereal products.

2. Denatured foods Some foods can provide energy and are good for the body, but not necessarily good for the soul. Eating too much can often cause physical and mental restlessness. Such foods are called denatured foods.

They include coffee, strong tea, strong condiments, soy sauce, white radish, kelp, chocolate, cocoa, soda, etc.

3. Inert foods Some foods can easily cause laziness, disease, and mental retardation. Foods harmful to the soul are called inert foods.

They include all meat, fish, onions, mushrooms, fungi, mustard, onions, garlic, narcotic beverages (alcohol), tobacco, opium, hemp, etc., as well as stale and stale food.

What are the dietary requirements of yogis and how to arrange their diet?

A. The yogi believes that in order to achieve physical health and peace of mind, you must eat more pleasing foods because pleasing foods will produce pleasing sexual energy.

Eat less denatured foods, denatured foods produce variable sexual energy, which will make people irritable, fickle, and passionate. Don’t eat inert food at all. Inert food will make people produce inert energy, not think about making progress, etc.

Yogis prefer to eat the following dietary ingredients to achieve physical and mental health.

1. All grains and their by-products: rice, millet, wheat, corn, oats, barley, egg-free noodles, egg-free bread, homemade cookies, etc.

2. Various beans, nuts, and seeds: soybeans, lentils, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, almonds, lotus seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, tofu, soy milk, etc. 3. Various vegetables: Chinese cabbage, soybeans, potatoes, Tomatoes, cabbage, celery, eggplant, bamboo shoots, beans, bean sprouts, bitter gourd, carrots, mushrooms, fungus, kelp, various grasses, etc.

4. Dairy products: milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, butter, sour cream, etc.

5. Oils: vegetable oil, corn oil, butter, peanut oil, sesame oil, etc. Never use lard (ie animal oil).

6. Ingredients: soy sauce, salt, honey, sugar, lemon, chili powder, curry powder, ginger, coriander, peanut butter, etc.

Note: It is recommended that people avoid excessive consumption of dairy products, sugar, salt, or oil in order to maintain their health.

B. Yogis also believe that healthy foods are divided into two categories: cleansing and nutrition. Fruits have more cleaning value, while vegetables, cereals, beans, and milk products have nutritional value.

Everyone’s daily food must include these two types of food.

There should also be a balance between solid food and liquid food. The daily diet should be: cereals account for 40%; beans account for 20%; vegetables account for 20%; fruit and lettuce salad account for 15%; vegetable fat accounts for 5%.

In winter, eat more vegetables and whole grains, and eat less fruit, because the fruit makes people feel colder.

In summer, the opposite is true. You can eat more fruits and vegetables and less whole grains in order to maintain a balanced diet. In fact, the protein content of nuts and seeds is as much as that of meat.

As long as cereals and legumes are integrated, people can also create foods with complete protein.

C. The benefits of vegetarian food. Vegetarians are less likely to suffer from constipation, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, cancer, and heart diseases, and they have a longer life span. When they are old, they can think properly and make rational choices.

And like to eat too much greasy food, too much baked and fried food, or spicy food, etc., will affect physical and mental health.

What is yoga fasting? how to proceed?

(1) Yogis have practiced fasting since immemorable ancient times.

This is not only for health reasons but also for psychological and spiritual reasons. Frequently intermittent fasting, such as fasting once a month, two or three days at a time. In addition, whenever you feel that you have eaten too much or your digestive system needs to be cleaned, you can fast. You can avoid many diseases. Invasion.

Through fasting (water fasting or juice fasting), the human body does not need to expend energy on digestion, and the digestive system that works hard day in and day out also gets the rest that is so much needed and deserved. The energy saved is used by the body for self-healing, or used by the mind for creative work, or for deeper meditation.

(2) Usually yogis like to fast in two ways

1. Drinking water fasting method: Drinking water fasting method refers to the intake of water only, without ingesting any solids, juices, teas, etc. This fasting method is quite intense.

However, if it is done carefully and only for a limited time, such as two or three days, then the chance of harm will be very small.

2. Juice fasting method: The juice fasting method refers to liquid recipes that include water and other liquids like fresh fruit juice or vegetable juice (filtered vegetable clear soup). If done improperly or for too long, it will also be dangerous

(3) Fasting must be carried out steadily, gradually, the first time can be shorter, and then gradually extended to 2 to 3 days.

The following introduces the fasting method of drinking water and juice for 2~3 days

1. In the preparation phase, the day before the fast starts, eat a meal that is meat-free and high in natural fiber. For example: eat a lot of vegetables, without finely processed grains and fruits.

2. Start fasting in the morning, do some yoga postures and yoga meditations, and then drink plenty of water or thoroughly filtered fresh fruit juice or vegetable juice all day long (don’t drink too much acidic juice, such as tomato juice or thick orange juice, etc.). Sometimes, I often feel dizzy, or feel extremely tired and just want to lie down.

There is no need to worry about this. This should be regarded as a good phenomenon, indicating that the body is cleaning itself and self-medicating itself. You just need to be patient and quiet and give your body a chance to do what it needs to do. During the fasting period, you can read books, read newspapers, and listen to music. It is not a good idea to try to do strenuous work during the first few days of fasting, because during this period, there is so much energy in the body for self-cleaning. And self-medical work.

However, if you feel willing to do it, you can do some effortless yoga postures every morning, and even take a walk while practicing yoga voice meditation in the fresh air.

You should drink plenty of water or juice every morning to further clean up the knots and remove toxic stools. You should think of fasting as a very positive thing, take a positive attitude, and not be afraid of it.

3. The appropriate time to end the fast is in the morning. 30 minutes before breakfast, you should drink or two glasses of warm water or juice. The best food is cooked or steamed fruits or vegetables. Remember: chew your food slowly and carefully, don’t eat a lot, and don’t eat any food that can block the digestive tract a day from the dock.

For example: Do not eat a large plate of white rice or dairy products or potatoes. Do not eat any meat, fish, or eggs. If your stomach is very sensitive, eat vegetable gruel for easy digestion. End fasting with foods high in coarse substances, which helps to clean out the toxins that have been released into the digestive tract during the fasting period.

At noon, you can eat some soft foods like tofu. At night, you can eat some vegetables to cook gruel and so on.

4. A few precautions when using drugs such as antibiotics, do not drink or smoke during fasting, and do not drink any coffee or tea that contains caffeine. If you do not have the guidance of people with practical experience in this area, you cannot fast. More than 4 days.

What are the benefits of yoga fasting?

(1) From the perspective of improving physical health, yogis believe that fasting can reduce the heavy load of the heart and eliminate the phenomenon of fat blockage in the blood vessels, so it is effective for the circulatory system, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and other diseases.

Because fasting can change physical fitness, it is also very effective for asthma, colds, and nocturia.

Since fasting can thoroughly clean the digestive system, the average person can only absorb 35% of the nutrients in the food, but after fasting, the nutrient absorption rate can reach 85%, so it also has a good effect on various gastrointestinal diseases.

In addition, fasting can increase the resistance to bacteria and viruses, improve the body’s metabolic function, reduce nervous system problems, and play a role in health care or prevention of diseases. Fasting can also make the mind sober, sharpen the senses, and improve memory.

(2) From the perspective of helping people change their eating habits, almost all people’s eating habits are developed since childhood and are related to their living environment, so it is not easy to change their eating habits.

Especially when people try to change from a heavy, greasy, meat-centric eating habit to a lighter, simpler, grain, vegetable, and fruit-centric eating habit, it is even more difficult.

However, after a few days of fasting, people’s tastes and bodies will generally become very sensitive to the effects of food. People who have just finished fasting will experience their own taste, smell, the texture of food, and the effect of food on their bodies. Have become more sensitive.

Therefore, people who try to change from a meat-centered diet to a light-centered diet will be more likely to appreciate the taste and smell of light meals.

So yoga fasting can help people change their eating habits.

(3) From the perspective that people often fast to achieve weight loss, fasting can indeed achieve some weight loss effects, but this is not a really effective method.

The best way to lose weight is to exercise regularly and develop a healthy eating habit centered on low-fat grains, vegetables, and fruits.

If you want to use fasting to achieve the effect of losing weight just for beauty, then it has very little hope of success, because you will often eat the same greasy food after fasting and don’t pay attention to exercise.

Therefore, your weight will return to the original weight, and the effect of losing weight will not be achieved.

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