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I’m a Yoga Teacher and I Eat Meat

Yoga Teacher Meat Diet

There is one thing that you can guarantee all yoga teachers will share: a love of yoga.  Apart from that, the only other thing you can guarantee is that they will be entirely different. And that’s what’s so great about them!

But, there is a clichéd view that if you’re a yoga teacher you should be a vegetarian (at the very least).  You should also be a teetotal, green-juice quaffing, new-age hipster, wearing mala beads and smelling gently of incense.

And if you ARE exactly like that, then how 100% cool, but if you’re not, it doesn’t mean you’re any less of a yoga teacher. Or does it?

I gave up eating meat in my twenties, but when I fell pregnant I started eating it again as my body was craving meat. Now, with a fast metabolism and a busy and active life, I still eat meat occasionally, but I do question whether this is in line with the principles of yoga. And I know I’m not alone.

So, does it go against the principles of yoga to eat meat? (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Foods To Eat For Heart Health

Foods To Eat For Heart Health

Once thought as the seat of emotions and intelligence, the heart has always been a recurring topic of discussion in the search for a better understanding of the body. Here nutritionist and yogi Elisa Pineda looks at the foods we can eat for maximum heart health. 

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Yogic Recipes: The Simplest Snack Recipe On The Internet

Yogic Recipes: The Simplest Snack Recipe On The Internet

When it comes to snacking, there’s so much on offer it’s hard to pick something that actually satisfies.

When I was studying, the mid-afternoon break could not come soon enough. However, with dinner in sight and a potential gym trip to fit in, it was a challenge to find the perfect snack. Enter power bites. Admittedly they’re not cake, and there is always a time and a place for indulgent afternoon treats, but they are a delicious afternoon snack if you want something nutritious to power you through that late afternoon. Especially if straight up dried fruit and nuts doesn’t do it for you. (more…)

Funky Feeding For Budding Yogis

Funky Feeding For Budding Yogis

There is no possibility of one’s becoming a yogi, O Arjuna, if one eats too much or eats too little, sleeps too much or does not sleep enough.
~Bhagavad Gita Verse 6.16

As people deepen their yoga practice there is an inevitable shift in awareness and perspective. One of the most common places people look with this new-found clarity is diet. When you take care of your body on the outside you will want to know precisely what is going inside, and changes start to occur naturally! (more…)