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Yoga and Vegetarianism

Every time I get serious about doing a Yoga practice, I naturally drift toward a healthier and cleaner diet.

Now, I confess I haven’t been a raw vegan for quite some time now. But, then again I haven’t been doing a daily Yoga practice, either.

I kick myself for falling out of grace, but everyone around me is a meat eater and don’t eat as healthy as I do when I’m at my best. But it’s not to say that I blame them, even though they are a strong influence AND my heritage and cultural influence is also very strong.

Let’s face it, I’m Filipino and I don’t know of too many healthy vegans and vegetarians in my family circle.

I’ve always had to face being a raw vegan or vegetarian all on my own.

But I do look up to others who have maintained a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, mainly those celebrities who have succeeded and followed that kind of lifestyle.

I’ve tried almost every conceivable diet, especially those that were pushed on me like the so-called Paleo Diet. But, I must say that one of the things that makes me drift naturally towards a vegan or vegetarian diet is Yoga!

And I think this has to do with Ahimsa, the philosophy of Yoga that emphasizes no harm to other sentient beings, which would include animals. It’s a very natural process whenever I get super serious about Yoga.

Perhaps Yoga on some deeper level prepares the body to become Vegetarian. With Ahimsa being a part of the philosophy of Yoga, it becomes more logical to be kinder and more compassionate toward all animals.



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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