Feeding Your Yoga Practice

The Gunas & Food

Feeding Your Yoga Practice

The yogic scriptures encourage the serious student to adopt a Sattvic diet, consisting of the highest quality whole foods. The purpose being to enhance the cleansing aspects of the physical actions of a yoga practice. This in turn helps to calm the sympathetic and para-sympathetic nervous system, resulting in mental clarity and stability. With the body calm and the mind stable the practitioner can then focus more clearly to see past the veil of illusion to a deeper connection to the Self and ultimately to the Divine.

The Three Gunas and Food

In the unmanifested Universe, energy has three qualities, known as Gunas, that encompass all phenomenon. The Gunas exist together in equilibrium: Sattva (purity); Rajas (activity, passion, the process of change); and Tamas (darkness, inertia, depression). Once energy takes form, one quality of the three predominates.

This workshop will focus on the Gunas in relation to the food you eat. With this information you can better understand the quality of your physical energy, your mental clarity, mood swings and even illness and disease. As a yoga instructor you can better understand your students physical and mental fluctuations and can help to advise them on shifting what they eat to a more sattvic whole foods diet.

This workshop is presented as a PowerPoint, Q&A, and group nutritional consultation.

Instructor: Delia Quigley
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Set up a date and time for Delia to present this workshop as part of your teacher-in-training program, as a lecture presentation at your studio or wellness center.

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