Yoga is a popular exercise that helps people recover from injury, become more flexible, and lose weight ✅
IT also exists in ancient traditions that encourage people to become better, more spiritually aware selves. Yoga exists in an ancient branch of Hindu traditions and is one of the asika or orthodox schools. Many yogis practice vegetarianism, and some even follow a strict vegetarian diet, but it is not a requirement to practice yoga.
In fact, many people who practice yoga, including yoga teachers do not follow a vegetarian diet at all.
Yogis come from all walks of life and follow many different kinds of spiritual practices 🧘♂️
Some people practice yoga because they are dancers or actors and find it a good physical practice that helps them stay fit and flexible, and keep from being injured during performances. Other people find that the meditation aspect of yoga helps them to stay focused and reduces stress.
Whatever their reason for practicing yoga, practitioners find that they benefit in some way, shape, or form. There are thousands of books that have been written about yoga, which have led to many different styles and philosophies.
While others emphasize the physical benefits of yoga, some forms of yoga focus almost entirely on pranayama or yogic breathing. This means that there are almost as many approaches to practicing yoga as there are people who practice it. 👌
For people who are interested in practicing yoga but afraid to change their diet, they have nothing to worry about.
Even among the forms that are more spiritual and meditative in nature. In these practices, yoga teachers encourage students to take a vegetarian diet because it will lead them closer to mokash, which has different meanings depends on the type of yoga practice they follow.
Among yoga teachers who encourage their students to become vegetarians, it is understood that everyone is at their own level of spiritual commitment and practice.
Most western people are more familiar with yoga as exercise and alternative medicine.
Modern western practitioners tend to be less focused on the spiritual side of yoga and are more interested in the tangible benefits of the practice, many of which including increased flexibility, lower levels of stress, and increased focus. ✔
Western yogis have used this type of practice to treat some injuries and illnesses including high blood pressure, asthma, and common sports injuries.
The most common type of yoga practiced in the U.S. is hatha yoga 👍
A type of yoga that focuses on several postures, as well as controlled breathing, and meditation. No matter what your reason to practice yoga, you do not need to change your diet to enjoy the benefits.
As you begin your yoga journey, you are sure to find that you have become a better healthier you, no matter what type of yoga you practice and how far you choose to take your practice of yoga.
Remember that any choices you make about your physical and spiritual lifestyle are completely up to you.