A Yogi lives on moderate Sattvic diet

Do you know that a Yogi goes through a major diet change once he or she becomes firmly established on the path of Yoga?

As a living Yogi, I remembered the first shift in my diet happened when I decided to become a vegetarian in January 2007 after taking the initiation as a Nithya Spiritual Healer from my Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (fondly known as Swamiji). My better half was struggling with my decision because he said that many Yoga teachers (referring to my fellow yoga teacher friends) were not vegetarian, why the need to make such a drastic decision. See, the enjoyment of food is one major sense pleasure for him, not able to enjoy food with his wife was too much for him. The purification nature of Yoga just made this decision a natural evolution for me by the grace of Swamiji. Swamiji cautioned us that anything you eat, that becomes you! One part of what you eat becomes your bones, muscles, flesh, blood, words, thinking, feeling and your Being! Food plays a vital role in our life, not just the body-mind, but also in our consciousness.

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Nirahara creates a space of new possibilities

Many people around me have been shocked or disapproved of my new liquid diet since I returned from last December spiritual retreat, especially they saw me losing almost 10 kg since June 2012. Of course, the normal logical mind will not be able to fathom how one can live without consuming any solid food as a lifestyle, let alone thinking of new possibilities!

I was reminded of a story by my master, a living incarnation, Paramahamsa Nithyananda about the evolution from monkey to Homo Sapiens. It was about an expansion that happened when a few monkeys tried to become man and started to attempt walking straight on two legs.

When the first group of monkeys tried this new possibility, all other monkeys would have said “No, it cannot be done!” Naturally all the other monkeys would have asked “Aye, what is the use of walking straight? What is wrong with being a monkey? Why are you unnecessarily struggling instead of enjoying?”

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