Yogic Food

Yogic Food

Agastya Rishikesh Yoga’s Approach towards a yogic diet is simple, we cook sattvic foods and ensure our fruits and vegetables are fresh from the local market. We used only seasonal fruits and vegetables as per climate. We have options that do not drink cow milk. We provide coconut milk and instead of butter and cheese we use ghee and coconut oil to cater to anyone’s diet while keeping the food yummy.

Most people think that a vegan diet is the same as a yogic or yoga diet. But what does it actually mean? What is a yogic diet? To find out we must go on an adventure into the world of yogic and Ayurvedic philosophy.

A sattvic food is called yogic diet. Agastya rishikesh yoga serves his students sattvic food. Recipes include healthy salads, nourishing soups, and celebratory dishes. Simple recipes like Sattvic Khichdi, detox salads, healing soups, and classic Indian cuisine such as Satvic chapati, and Sattvic sabzis are available. 

The 3 Gunas (Qualities) of Nature

Rajas
Rajas is a state of energy, action, change, and movement. The nature of rajas is of attraction, longing and attachment and rajas strongly bind us to the fruits of our work.

Tamas
Tamas is a state of darkness, inertia, inactivity, and materiality. Tamas manifests from ignorance and deludes all beings from their spiritual truths.

Sattva
Sattva is a state of harmony, balance, joy, and intelligence. Sattva is the guna that yogis achieve as it reduces rajas and tamas and thus makes liberation possible.

To increase sattva, reduce both rajas and tamas, eat sattvic foods and enjoy activities and environments that produce joy and positive thoughts. Sattvic foods include whole grains and legumes and fresh fruits and vegetables that grow above the ground.

All of the yogic practices were developed to create sattva in the mind and body. Thus, practising yoga and leading a yogic lifestyle strongly cultivates sattva.

Sattvic foods include:

Wholemeal Bread

Legumes

Fresh fruit and Vegetables

Nuts

Pure Fruit Juices

Seeds

Milk

Sprouted Seeds

Ghee & Coconut Oil

Honey and Herb Teas

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