Some may not realize that yoga is not just the practice of asanas, but a whole way of life. Yoga life includes asana which is usually practiced to stretch the body before meditation, meditation itself which is a whole new world and many more things. Part of this lifestyle is that we do no harm to others, which includes not eating meat or flesh. A vegetarian lifestyle can be very fulfilling and rewarding, but we need to be sure we’re getting all the nutrients we need.
When I first tried vegetarian foods, I was bored with baked or steamed vegetables, but there are so many more. There are some ideas here that I never would have thought of, but they really work.
Tara shares her thoughts on food and what she knows works. But the difference is that it also helps us to establish our own rules. By helping us adopt a healthier plant-based diet, while making sure we’re still getting treats, it’s easier to stick to those rules. All recipes are vegetarian and made from simple ingredients and kitchen gadgets, although a Vitamix would help.
Through this book, we learn how Tara thinks and lives her life, which is quite achievable for ordinary yogis. She shares yoga routines and meditation guides as well as information on how she grew up and what drew her to yoga (I always love to hear stories about why people start practicing ).
What I like the most is that Tara confirms my theory that you really have to listen to your body. Nobody else knows how you feel. Improvement will occur with diet and yoga practice.
A very important part of the book to me is that she gives you the real reasons, no matter how much it would hurt to share her stories. Tara is an incredible young woman who has gone above and beyond to serve her tribe and make her knowledge and passion accessible to everyone, everywhere.
The main takeaway for me is that every little bit counts. A little meditation in the morning, maybe a little yoga asana practice in the evening and sneaking in healthy food until it becomes normal.
I would recommend this book to anyone new to the yoga lifestyle or anyone who wants new ideas on how to create delicious, easy vegetarian recipes. Enjoy and don’t hesitate to let me know your favorite dishes.
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