HEALTH.Yogic Diet

A.  Articles

1. Vegetarianism As The Traditional Keystone To A Yogic Way Of Life

2. Ahimsa: The First Step in Yoga

3. Essential Principles of a Yogic Diet

4. Vegetarianism and the Yoga Sutras

5. Vegetarianism and the Vedas

6. Spiritual Nutrition

7. Yoga Diet

8. Yoga and Diet: Q & A

9. The Sattvic or Yogic Diet

10. The Ultimate Yogic Diet

11. The Hindu Ethic of Non-Violence

B. Yoga meal prayer:  annapurna
Sri Shankara wrote a beautiful glorification to the Goddess Annapurne. She is the Goddess in Hindu mythology who feeds those who pursue truth and wisdom. Annapurna means the abundance or fullness of food and it was to this Goddess that Lord Shiva came begging alms. The last two verses of the stotram contains slokas that are chanted daily as a prayer before eating in Satchidananda Ashram and many other ashrams.












1. Sri Shankara’s Shri Annapurna Devi Ashtakam (pdf) 
2. Sri Annapurna Stotram (last verses of the meal prayer). (pdf) 
3. Watch the full stotram on YouTube:
4. Download the free full stotram here (MP3)
4. Learn the last two verses as a meal prayer: (coming soon)
5. The Goddess Annapurne: Annapurna2
Netcast from pujanet. Stories of the Goddess Annapurne and chanting of slokas to the Goddess including the Yogic meal prayer. (also have the MP3)

C.  Videos

1. Yoga & Vegetarianism
Jivamukti Yoga School co-founder Sharon Gannon speaks at the 2009 Asia Yoga Conference on Yoga & Vegetarianism. She introduces the panel: David Life, Geshe Michael Roach, Lama Christie McNally, and Shiva Rae. McNally shares a very moving story about an encounter with a cow.

2. How Food Affects Mind & Body
Swami Satchidananda speaks on how the food we eat affects our mind and body. He stresses the importance of eating food prepared with good vibrations and eating food that is easily digestible. He also teaches the need for purity in our other senses which “nourish” our physical and mental bodies.

3. You Are What You Eat
“Most of our physical problems are caused by the food we eat,” Sri Swami Satchidananda explains in this talk on holistic healing at Lynchburg College, Virginia in 1987.

4. Nonviolent Food
The food we eat should be a “love-offering,” not a product of violence (meaning we should eat vegan and vegetarian food), Sri Swami Satchidananda teaches during his talk on holistic healing at Lynchburg College, Virginia, 1987.

5. Vegan Diet & Peaceful Lifestyle
A visit to mealtime at the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, California.

D. Blogs
1. This Yogi Doesn’t Do Diets

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