This food topic came about as right now, I am undergoing through a 9-day process called Nirahaara Samyama which is an ancient yogic technique to go beyond hunger and thirst. This process aims to help human beings explore and discover their possibility to be without any external input like food and water. This process is about awakening our body’s capability to produce food and energy from sun rays, prana and ether. We had this natural intelligence to create food directly from sun rays and ether but we have forgotten this bio-memory. When this bio-memory is awakened, we will feel highly energetic for no reason without any external food intake. Interestingly through this process, I began to have a deeper understanding about our mental patterns related to food.
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.