A Yogic diet is a balanced diet that ancient Yogis believed had a huge influence not only over our physical wellbeing, but also over our thoughts, and ultimately our emotional and spiritual wellbeing. This diet can also be called Lacto-vegetarian, which means that it is made up of non-animal foods with the exception of dairy items and honey. With continued awareness about the body through yoga, you may find that vegetarian food becomes a natural choice.
It can also help you maintain the same energized, light feeling that is achieved through yoga. Also, if you are going a more spiritual way you may decide that your love for every living being outweighs your need for animal foods. Non-animal foods can help you attain a higher level of spirituality by generating positive energy. You don’t need to be a ‘Yogi’ to establish this diet in your life, just a desire to live healthier and happier.
Many believe it’s difficult to switch to a non-animal diet. The thing you need to remember is that you don’t have to stop eating meat and fish all at once. But you can gradually reduce these foods from your diet. First cut down on red meat, and then gradually eliminate it from your diet. As you find other vegetarian foods you enjoy, you can give up poultry and fish as well. Eating the right kind of food is important in achieving a healthy balance in your body and mind.