Category Archives: Yogic Diet

Vegetarianism & the Vedas

Vegetarianism & the Vedas

f009Once I was asked a question: “Do the Vedas teach vegetarianism?” The answer is, there is no Veda without the mention of ahimsa. “Ahimsa paramo dharmaha” means that the greatest dharma one can embrace is ahimsa. Saint Ramalinga Swamigal always … Full Story

Ahimsa: The First Step in Yogic Diet

Ahimsa: The First Step in Yogic Diet

Sharon_Gannon“Who will be the happiest? The one who brings happiness to others.”
–Swami Satchidananda

How we behave toward others and our environment reveals—more than anything else—our inner state of mind and the current condition of our personalities. When we are … Full Story

Essential Principles of a Yogic Diet

Essential Principles of a Yogic Diet

OM annapurnayai namaha; OM sadapurnayai namaha
O Mother, you love to feed your children with the healthy, nourishing food that flows constantly from your abundance.

When I decided to start a blog about spiritual lifestyle, I knew that one of … Full Story

Vegetarianism and the Yoga Sutras

Vegetarianism and the Yoga Sutras

GannonCoverIn the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali lays out an eight-limbed plan for liberation called Raja Yoga. The first limb is called yama, which means restraint and includes five ethical restrictions: ahimsa (non-harming), satya (truthfulness), asteya (nonstealing), brahmacharya (continence) and aparigraha (greedlessness). … Full Story

Yoga and Diet: Questions and Answers

Yoga and Diet: Questions and Answers

Wanna Be VeganIn this article, Sri Swami Satchidananda answers questions about Yoga and vegetarian diet.

Q: Is it hypocritical to be a vegetarian for spiritual reasons and also to cook for others who insist on eating meat?

A: Just because you have … Full Story