Almost all of us basically know which foods are healthy and which are unhealthy. “Whatever you eat!” Although it sounds like a simple word, this statement actually explains the effect of food on us very clearly and correctly.With healthy nutrition, we can accelerate our spiritual and personal development, as well as our experiences such as yoga and meditation, besides protecting from diseases, raising our morale and having a fit body. we can further deepen it by activating it.
In this article we have prepared for you, we will share with you which types of foods will help you deepen your yoga experiences and what types of foods you should avoid.
Foods That Will Enrich Your Yoga Experience:
All of the fresh fruits, especially with a slightly sweet taste,
Almost all vegetables except onions and garlic,
All whole grains, especially unprocessed oats, wheat and rice,
Bean derivatives (legumes) other than heavy foods such as mung beans and tofu,
Nuts and kernel derivatives such as unsalted and unroasted almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds and coconut,
Good quality natural vegetable oils such as sesame, sunflower and olive oil,
Milk and dairy products of animal origin such as milk, ghee, yogurt,
Foods containing natural sugar, such as honey and maple syrup,
Spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, black seed, coriander, turmeric, mint, basil etc.
Herbal teas and natural vegetable-fruit juices,
All the dishes prepared with the above foods and love …
Foods to Avoid or Reduce:
Red meat, fish and eggs,
All foods containing artificial, artificial and sweetener,
All canned foods,
Animal oils, margarine and low quality oils,
Processed milk products,
Onion and garlic,
All fried food,
White sugar and white flour,
Alcohol, tobacco and other stimulants,
All drinks containing tap or well water and artificial materials,
Foods cooked in microwave ovens,
Genetically played vegetables and fruits,
Foods grown in an unnatural environment,
Eating in large quantities and fast…
1) Plants that Increase Flexibility, Increase Circulation and Energy Flow:
These plants are plants that help coordinate the skeletal system and ensure smoothness of movements and maintain the performance of asanas. They are known as plants that are especially good for rheumatic diseases and types of arthritis. It is very convenient for those who use Hatha yoga.
Plants to be Used : Guggul, shallaki, mürrüfi, turmeric, saffron, Siberian ginseng, angel grass, kava kava, etc. These plants are generally used together with stimulating spices such as honey, warm water and cinnamon and ginger.
2) Cleansing and Relaxing Plants:
Plants that are used to remove toxins from the skin, blood, tissues and internal organs. In particular, they have a creamy or acrid or bitter taste. Some contain high amounts of chlorophyll, so it is dark green in color.
Plants to be used : Aloe gel, guduchi, gentian, barberry, gotu kola, brahmi, five vein grass, chicory, comfrey leaves, nettle, yarrow, grasshopper (beef tail) etc. Said plants can be used especially with aloe gel, honey or ghee. When using these plants, their effects will also be strengthened thanks to a diet of unprocessed foods and green vegetables.
3) Plants that Stimulate the Mind, Senses and Perceptions:
Plants that remove mucus in the head region, accelerate the circulation in the brain and open the channels. They strengthen perception and ability to distinguish. They are plants suitable for meditation because they increase insight. They have almost the same property as plants that activate prana (life energy).
Plants to be Used: Hazanbel (calamus), basil, shampoo, bayberry, ephedra (ma huang), sage, andweed, etc. The effects of these plants will be enhanced when used with warm water and honey. These plants are the plants used in Nasya therapy.
4) Plants that Increase Awareness, Mind Strength and Mental Vigilance:
They are refreshing plants by nourishing the mind and nervous tissue. By increasing the nut in the nervous system, they help ensure concentration. Apart from this, they increase inner comfort and joy, and reduce pain.
Plants to be used: shankha pushpi, gotu kola, Indian ginseng, black halile, shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), wild mallow (bala), kapikacchu, arjuna, lotus seeds, shilajit, etc. Plants mentioned are honey, ghee, warm milk or other When taken with nutrients, their effects will be stronger.
5) Plants Increasing Physical Energy and Vitality:
They stimulate the nail and strengthen the nail polishes. They are regenerative and invigorating plants that have nourishing and reproductive properties. They help maintain physical strength and increase endurance.
Plants to be used: Indian ginseng (ashwagandha), amla Amalaki, Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), wild mallow Bala, Ginseng, wild castor apple (wild yam), lotus seeds, licorice root, dwarf palm (saw palmetto) , fo ti etc .. The effects will be stronger when the plants mentioned are used especially with milk, ghee, unprocessed sugar and other nutrients. They are especially recommended for use with fresh honey. They can also be mixed with cinnamon and ginger.
6) Plants That Soothe the Mind:
These plants are sedative (light sleeper) and pain relieving plants. However, when used in large quantities, they can reduce the mental alertness required for meditation. They are plants that can be preferred especially for relieving anxiety and relaxing agitated nerves.
Plants to be used: Bunch of flowering aralya jatamamsi valerian, nutmeg, passionflower flower, kava kava, skullcap flower, Venus flower, uniphon seed, etc. It is known that the most effective among the mentioned plants is jatamam. It can be used with ghee or aloe gel.