Yoga diet, The balance between body and mind, the purity of the spirit… The basic principles of yoga are also the axes that guide your diet. ” The practice of yoga helps to lead a healthier and healthier life, to prefer fresh, natural foods, avoiding processed or pre-cooked foods, saturated fats, excesses, industrial pastries, refined sugars; and to eat slowly and balanced, chewing slowly, savoring each bite, thus avoiding stress, “points out Montse Folch, Director of Nutrition at the Institut Vila-Rovira (tel. 93 393 31 47; www.vilarovira.com).
For this reason, according to the expert, they prefer foods that come directly from the earth, the sun, and water, and much better if their origin is organic or ecological. Many choose a vegetarian diet, which facilitates light digestion and inner calm. “This is what is called sattvic eating,” Folch notes.
On the other hand, yogis consider all those bitter, sour, salty, too hot, dry, spicy, and intense foods harmful to health. And overeat and fast. With these guidelines, Dr. Montse Folch details two complete daily menus suitable for yoga lovers and healthy eating in general.
Anna is a mother, yoga teacher, and psychologist. At YOGA LOAD she is the heart of the editorial team and writes about yoga, true happiness, and sustainability. Her articles are published in the Yoga Journal, Happy Way and GingerMag.