Being Vegetarian Is a Conscious Choice

Vegetarian Food Pyramid

It has been almost 5 years since I turned vegetarian and interestingly never a day I regretted my decision.  People often ask me for my reasons to be a vegetarian – is it religion, health or being environmentally conscious?

My experience is that to be a vegetarian is a conscious choice which complements my yogic lifestyle. This choice must come from deep within. It should not be something that is driven from external factors like a protest against the commercial poultry and diary industries or as a support to protect our mother earth.  Anything that is externally driven without consciousness causes suppression of desires which could result in more psychological disorders in later stage.

My experience was a gradual yet natural progression of simply listening to my body.

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