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Yoga diet dilemmas

Yoga lore and the world of nutrition: exploring a dietary culture clash.

Nutrition Zone:

As a yoga teacher I am often asked questions by my class related to diet and nutrition: should they be vegetarian or vegan? What is best to eat before they practice? Should they try fasting or maybe eat according to their ayurvedic dosha?

Yoga has a vast history and how to eat as a yoga practitioner is as vague and as open to interpretation as how to practice asana and how to meditate. There are no clear cut rules or guidelines for the yogi in the twenty first century to follow. As James Mallinson and Mark Singleton point out in their introduction to Roots of Yoga, “Adaptation and mutation have always been features of yoga’s history, as competing and coexisting theories and pr actices ex ert their influence on one another…Modern, global forms of yoga exist in a variety of complex and recursive relationships with ‘traditional’ yoga.”

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Welcome to our fab February issue. This month we’re counting down to Valentine’s Day with a special themed report exploring all aspects of love. Revamp your love life and your relationships — with yourself, with others, and even with chocolate — through yoga, tantra, meditation and a more heart-centred approach to life generally to discover a deeper meaning, clarity and connection with all around you. Whatever the question, love is the answer — and you’ll magnify its potent effects through yoga. Inside this issue, we’ve also got a wonderful mix of practical yoga instruction, including our regular 360º Yoga anatomy academy where we explore asanas in depth. Plus you’ll find stories of inspirational yogis and yoginis doing amazing things out in the big wide world. Make OM your go-to yoga read this month to keep you motivated on and off the mat. Have fantastic month, folks.